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Why Montessori?

Maria Montessori, an Italian physician, spent her lifetime observing children and creating an educational program that provides opportunities for hands-on learning. She believed that all children learn best from experiencing new information first-hand.

In Montessori programs, young children learn to care for themselves, their environment and for others. Students learn to ask for help when they need it, and to give help where they can. Children are encouraged to work cooperatively and are taught to solve their own problems and resolve conflict. Students learn to identify and challenge bias, and to see themselves as a part of the rich fabric of society.

At Harmony Day School, we encourage children to explore and independently choose activities that interest them. As natural maturation takes place, students learn to manage their time and focus on projects that are of interest to them.

The Montessori early childhood classrooms are the foundation classes for all future learning. It is a curriculum that provides vast experiences that build upon one another over the course of 4 to 5 continuous school years. Materials are precisely made and are arranged on low shelves from left to right and top to bottom—an indirect preparation of the eyes for reading and writing.

Montessori Education is globally practiced and globally consistent—the materials in the classroom at Harmony Day School are the same materials you will find in classrooms all over the world.

Not only will you find materials to teach language, mathematics and penmanship, but also materials to provide early experiences in Botany, Zoology, Geography and Environmental Conservation. These experiences open the pathways in the brain for future learning in these academic and socially conscience areas.

Montessori education is uniquely tailored for each individual child. Lessons are planned based upon the child’s level of readiness, needs and specific interests.

Our Mission

Children enrolled at Harmony Day School enjoy and benefit from time-proven Montessori ideas and practices that individually address the social, emotional, physical and academic development of each child.

HDS inspires students to develop inner-discipline, self-assurance and a passion for learning by encouraging curiosity and problem solving in a carefully prepared and supportive environment.

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What They're Saying

Read what other parents have to say about Harmony Day School.

  • Harmony Day School was more than just a primary Montessori experience for my son, it was an extended part of our family. The warmth and knowledge that my child received from Harmony far exceeded any of my expectations. The practical life skills that he mastered prepared him to easily assimilate into a grown up world. He started reading at Harmony because he honestly gained a desire to keep learning and pushing himself. Harmony provided him with a solid mathematical understanding that he can still refer back to as he is now going into second grade. Not only did Harmony offer my child a peaceful and rich Montessori experience, it gave him a foundation to grow into the person he is meant to be. I am forever grateful!
    Brooke Pennington

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