FPC LaGrange Montessori – Where Children Come First
For more than four decades, LaGrange Montessori has provided a first-class educational experience for young children in our community. Our faculty and staff are all committed to the same promise – that our children will always come first.
First Presbyterian Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten has been operating since 1976. Our vision is to ignite the spark of learning for all. As a school we want to provide a faith-based educational learning environment based on Montessori principles that is both challenging and respectful for all children. Our core values are respect, compassion, kindness, responsibility, honesty, and awareness.
The school is administered by a Board of Directors made up of church representatives and parents of children in school. The staff consists of Montessori Guides who have received their training from nationally and internationally recognized Montessori training programs.There are two Toddlers classes with two Montessori Guides and two primary classes, children ages 3-6 with three Montessori Guides.
Maria Montessori (1870-1952), developed her educational methods from a profound appreciation for the power and mystery of the child. The child, given primary respect, makes spontaneous choices within a prepared environment, and is “free to create himself.”
Students in all parts of the world are greatly benefiting from this understanding of discipline, which teaches freedom and responsibility. Almost every early-childhood teacher in the world uses some of her techniques and ideas, and the Montessori movement continues to grow.