Who We Are
Spanish Immersion Montessori School is a private organization comprised of caring and qualified individuals of native Spanish-speaking ability with a passion for helping children develop a desire to explore, discover and learn the Spanish language, its related cultures, and extended that desire to learn to all good things as they age and grow. Spanish Immersion Montessori School is a private school, founded in the year 2016 . Building a community of learners, sharing strengths, accepting support & communicating ideas without competition. Our mixed age grouping encourages mentoring, and care giving between the older and younger children, fostering independence and empathy, allowing siblings and different age friends to attend to our School and grow together.
We strive to be flexible, creating a loving nurturing “prepared environment” that meets individual needs with warmth, love and security. SIMS was founded to offer our new generation of children a Montessori Education combine with an immersion Spanish program. Our environment reflects our commitment to the well-being of the children in our care.
Montessori Education dates back to 1907, when Maria Montessori opened the Casa dei Bambini, or Children’s House, in a low-income district of Rome. Her unique philosophy sparked the interest of educators worldwide, and in the following decades Montessori schools opened throughout Europe, in North and South America, and, finally, on every continent but Antarctica. The first female physician in Italy. Dr. Montessori based her educational method on her extensive scientific study on how children absorb information and learn. She noticed that young children take in all information through the senses, She designed the “prepared environment” filled with materials and activities she designed that were developmentally appropriate, self directed, self correcting, and hands-on. Over 100 years later, the Montessori approach to education has spread around the world.
Spanish Immersion Montessori School program offers an education for Life:
Language for little minds-Total Spanish immersion
We believe the best path to language acquisition is through total immersion in not just the language, but its cultures as well. We believe that a magic window of opportunity for language acquisition exists from birth through six years of age and exposure to multiple languages improves a child’s ability to master languages in later years. Maria Montessori describes the sensitive period (0-6 years) for language as the most remarkable time. Montessori confirmed that the environment the child is exposed to greatly influences the richness of [a child’s] language.
“A prepared environment”
A prepared environment is a physical environment designed to be accessible to the children and encourage them to be independent. We believe that lasting learning takes place most effectively through multi-sensory stimulation, allowing children to be naturally curious and learn and grow through their sense. “Play is the work of a Child” Children will learn at their own pace through engaging in all classroom activities in the Spanish language.
Each student in our program is encouraged to develop a strong sense of his or her own abilities and responsibilities as individuals, and as members of a community. We hope and believe that each child will welcome his or her future, take his or her place in future classrooms with joy, confidence, and a true appreciation of and respect for self, others, and for the process of learning.
A Multiage classroom Environment
Mixed-age groups allow children to learn from each other and explore different social roles. A multiage classroom will help the child’s confidence and self-efficacy. The ability to collaborate with others will be reflected upon their invaluable experiences as part of a community.
Music & Movement
We believe that children learn best by playing in a natural, fun, and musical environment, and thus interactive music and movement is explored daily in the program, accompanied by instruments, props, sign language, and other elements. A portion of the ABC curriculum consists of music composed and recorded by us and specifically designed to support language acquisition. SIMS extends Spanish learning opportunities to homes by providing copy of the music explored in class. The musical curriculum iterates weekly and changes seasonally, and parents will receive a seasonal CD accompanied by a booklet containing Spanish Lyrics and English translations.
Loving Specially Educated Teachers
Our multicultural, diverse, experienced, and qualified native-speaking educators and staff provides a unique opportunity for our students to learn first-hand the similarities and differences among Latin cultures. Montessori teachers facilitate children’s curiosity by matching individual lessons to individual children. They carefully observe each child’s development to prepare an environment which is especially responsive to the needs of the children it serve.
Child-Centered Child-Directed Curriculum
Children choose the material of interest to them and are introduced to new materials in the classroom when is developmentally appropriate for the child.
We invite you to join in a partnership with us
to ensure a high quality early childhood environment.
Affiliations / Licensing
American Montessori Society (AMS) “Full Member School” EEC License
SIMS has a Leadership Team who oversee the business operations and the School’s commitment to our Mission and Goals.
At the School level, parent led committees contribute time, ideas and manpower in endeavors that range from listening to children read, sending care cards and recycling to fundraising and other projects that contribute to the vitality of the School Community.
Welcome to SIMS A PLACE TO LEARN
AND GROW AND SHARE IN SPANISH
“We shall walk together on this path of life; For all things are a part of the Universe, and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.”
¡Gracias! for expressing an interest in Spanish Immersion Montessori School program for children ages 2.9 – 5 years.
We strive to be an extension of families by providing children, at an early age, a total language immersion and multicultural “Prepared Environment” that enables your child to make connections between home and school and facilitates maximum independent learning and exploration. We understand that choosing an early education environment is one of the most important decisions families will make. We believe that our role as a program is to partner with families to help in the education of the whole child- socially, physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. Our aim is to cultivate an active community that fosters friendships and creates a supportive network.
At SIMS children will experience an educational environment in another language – that is to say that they are not “just” learning Spanish, rather they are learning in Spanish.