169 Genesee Street, Auburn, New York 13021
"Formed in the spirit of dynamic growth, social justice and intellectual pursuits."
Creative Minds Montessori School is a nonprofit corporation for the purpose of offering Montessori education for children with an emphasis on meeting the individual and communal developmental needs of each child.
Creative Minds Montessori School uses educational methods formulated by Maria Montessori in the early 1900s. It is a child-centered approach that accepts the special characteristics of... the developing child and emphasizes the child’s potential to learn through experience.
The learning activities in Montessori programs are child-initiated and appropriate for the child’s level. Materials are selected to isolate specific learning tasks. They are self-teaching and self-correcting. Teachers encourage discovery and understanding through manipulation of materials. Mutual respect for the child and of children for each other are important aspects of the Montessori philosophy. The Montessori philosophy expects the child to become a good worker and encourages this through independent activity.
01 / MISSION
At every child’s core is a profound desire to learn about the world they live in. Our mission is to:
Foster the development of the whole child, to meet the personal, social, academic and creative needs of the individual.
Inspire each child’s personal best and foster creativity.
Instill a sense of wonder and an expectation of stewardship for our planet.
Promote healthy respect, a desire for excellence and the development of each student’s inner vocation, so he/she may go into the world with confidence, knowledge, independence, a sense of responsibility and enthusiasm for life.
Creative Minds Montessori follows the internationally recognized, innovative model of elementary learning established by Maria Montessori for the cosmic education of the future adults of planet Earth.
We are a thriving, vibrantly diverse community that provides an atmosphere of acceptance, respect and trust so that creativity and a sense of civic responsibility flourish.
We want our school and our students as its ambassadors, to demonstrate how our cultures, our technological ingenuity and innovation can improve lives and community without causing harm to the environment.
02 / VISION
03 / CORE BELIEFS
The spirit/psyche of each child in all its aspects is our first priority.
All children need affirmation to have a positive self-image so they may know of themselves, “I am lovable and ok.”
Children learn best in an environment of love, security, understanding and consistency.
The child is a participant in his/her environment.
Children should be treated with respect.
Children need to be listened to in an atmosphere in which they feel safe in expressing dissenting viewpoints.
Success builds confidence.
A spirit of cooperation rather than competition is the best atmosphere for learning.
Children need to learn how to think for themselves and how to solve problems in original and creative ways.
Children should be taught to respect the rights of others and to appreciate the contributions of all life.
Teachers should encourage and inspire children to do not only the minimum, but also their best.
Learning should be a happy, joyous experience!
Creative Minds Montessori School admits students of any race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school-administered programs.