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Education Unbound, Learning Unhindered,
Creativity Encouraged, Innovation Realized
Two Rivers Academy encourages the growth of the whole child according to their individual emotional, intellectual, physical and social needs by providing child-centered and innovative educational opportunities, inspiring a community of lifetime learners and encouraging the students’ innate abilities.
Two Rivers Academy was established in 2018 to meet the needs of a growing population of parents who wanted outstanding educational opportunities for their young children. Two Rivers offers a challenging, unique, and hands-on learning experience by utilizing Dr. Maria Montessori method of education. Two Rivers enrolls students in a Primary class, age 3 through 6 years old, and students in a Lower Elementary class, age 6 through 9 years old. With the plans to continue to expand ages served as the community requests. Student-teacher ratio is 14:1. Two Rivers provides year round school, is open at 7:30 am and closes at 5:30 pm on Monday- Friday. School work is completed between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm. Before school and after school, care are available at an additional monthly rate.
Benefits of a Montessori Education
Montessori students learn to think critically, work collaboratively, and act boldly—a skill set for the 21st century.
Just step inside a Montessori classroom to grasp the essence of Montessori education. Beautiful, inviting, and thoughtfully arranged, the room embodies each element of Maria Montessori’s revolutionary approach.
Core Components of Montessori Education
While there are many components that are integral to quality Montessori implementation, the American Montessori Society recognizes 5 core components as essential in Montessori schools—properly trained Montessori teachers, multi-age classrooms, use of Montessori materials, child-directed work, and uninterrupted work periods. Fully integrating all of them should be a goal for all Montessori schools.
Interest Based Learning
This approach to learning views children as capable of acquiring knowledge within themselves through their natural curiosity and creativity. What they are and become interested in, becomes an important element in their own learning process.
Instead of leading the learning process, teachers and parents working with the approach act as collaborators in the learning process of the children. This approach encourages them to offer their knowledge and help. But most of all, teachers and parents listen, observe, document, and encourage children in whatever it is they are interested in doing..
Because the approach encourages a child’s independent learning, it is crucial that the learning progress is carefully documented. The approach believes such documentation must be done, for the most part, in a visual manner.