Senior High

Ages 15 – 18 Years

Montessori Academy at Sharon Springs is proud to announce the launching of the High School program starting the 2017-2018 school year.

Our High School program has been developed drawing on the experiences of successful Montessori high school programs from throughout the United States. School faculty has participated in Secondary Teacher Education training from three highly acclaimed programs administered by North American Montessori Teachers Association, Montessori Educator Programs International, and the American Montessori Society.

The high school curriculum is designed to foster the students’ curiosity and eagerness to learn, and help them find a sense of belonging in the increasingly complex and interconnected world around them. The curriculum is based on an integration of the current research in human development, the Montessori philosophy, and the skills needed for a productive life in the twenty first century.

The mission of the program is to empower adolescents by providing opportunities to be academically challenged and competent, gain self-confidence and self-knowledge, learn to be adaptable, and to create a vision for their personal future.

With a strong focus on academics, social development, and effective communication, students will be well-prepared for success in college or the workplace depending on their aspirations. Students will regularly collaborate with local community members and experts, ranging from local business leaders and community officials to organic farmers. Starting in 7th grade, students begin to gain experiences in the work environment. These experiences gradually grow into full-fledged internships or apprenticeships once they reach high school.

IB World Schools Candidacy

Montessori at Sharon Springs is a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org.

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