This meet and greet allows parents to speak with their children's potential teachers and find out more about the benefits of early education in a private setting. RHMS will offer parents information about the school's low student-teacher ratios, parent-teacher communication strategies, extracurricular programs, student successes, and specialized teachers, among several other details. RHMS will also provide parents with an overview of the school's inner workings, including their innovative curriculum that utilizes a variety of learning modalities.
"We are always happy to invite the parents of potential new students to our open house events. It gives us a chance to really put our best foot forward, showing them what we bring to the table for their child’s education and the difference a private Montessori school can make," says RHMS director, Walter Ribeiro.
Developed by Maria Montessori at the University of Rome in Italy in the late 1800's, the educational theory behind Montessori schools is to combine human development with educational pedagogy. The result is a curriculum based on children's spontaneity, and response to their environment, rather than pushing students into a set of standardized age-specific goals. This method of teaching grew in popularity quickly, and several countries now offer a private Montessori education for children from a pre-school age, often extending their programs to school age children as well.
RHMS's open house will focus on children between the ages of three and six, offering parents a chance to see how their young child's imagination and natural exploratory tendencies will be fostered. Visitors are free to discuss these specific curricular approaches to learning with any staff member, and the school is encouraging any parents interested in pre-school education to visit RHMS to determine if it is the right fit for their child.
For more information, parents can email the school at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the school at 189 Weldrick Road East, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 0A6 Canada.