C'E Montessori is a community school. The school as a whole - including each classroom - is built to be representative and participative. Dr. Montessori developed the concept of 'Peace Education' to instill children with purpose, a sense of justice, and in order to create communities of positive change. The problems those school communities were facing may be different from ours, but as a Montessori school, the concept of Peace Education remains at our core. "Preventing conflict is the work of politics," Dr. Montessori wrote, "establishing peace is the work of education."
Our Peace Curriculum
So what does Peace Education look like a decade after Maria Montessori opened her first school in Rome? At C'E Montessori Peace Education is about problem solving, open-mindedness and restorative justice conflict resolution. Our community believes in gender inclusivity and acceptance and in the strength behind diversity. We believe - as she did - that learning from and understanding people from all places around the world brings us closer together. Our strong physical and cultural geography curriculum begins in the Toddler room. Also, we believe in the new threat that Global Warming poses to peace on Earth and build respect and responsibility for taking care of our planet into the work that we do.