mission & philosophy

Using the Montessori method we’ve created an environment where children learn to trust themselves and feel the freedom to explore who they are. With curiosity and confidence they are allowed to construct their individuality.

At Puddletown School we strive to foster a sense of self-trust in each child. Children have an innate hunger for learning and independence. Self-trust and confidence are important parts of developing independence. Even as they make mistakes, children are able to enjoy each learning process. This is especially evident when confidence is not tied to ability but rather to a sense of self-worth. At Puddletown School the teachers allow each child the freedom to make choices that feed his or her own developmental needs. The teachers encourage, redirect, and supervise, with gentle guidance. In a consistent classroom environment with established routines, children are freed from continually having to re-establish boundaries. The classroom becomes a secure place where children know what to expect.

Puddletown School is an environment where children are free to explore and create in an atmosphere of respect.