“Our mission is to provide a program of education that specifically follows Maria Montessori’s philosophy. This includes providing a safe, nurturing and inclusive environment where students are guided to make decisions and work to their full potential. We are committed to serving a multicultural, heterogeneous population that represents all the diverse groups within the greater Milwaukee community. We continuously seek parent involvement in decision-making and family commitment to our educational program. We are committed to serve the Capital West Neighborhood surrounding Craig Montessori School and to encourage neighborhood children to attend the Montessori program.”
“The vision of Craig Montessori School is to foster an environment that supports authentic, high-quality Montessori education in all aspects of school life.”
The Montessori method of education is based on the philosophy that children reach their fullest potential through multi-age interactions in an inquiring, cooperative and encouraging atmosphere. Our staff focuses on fostering competent and responsible students who demonstrate creativity, concentration, coordination and independence in their work. The Montessori environment and teachers ensure that our young learners build confidence in their abilities, feel good about their school experience and develop peaceful relationships with their peers.
Dr. Maria Montessori believed that the work of education is shared between the student, teacher and environment. The curriculum and learning that takes place at Craig Montessori School is not the typical teacher to student interaction. Teachers collaborate with children while they learn, creating a communal environment. Students participate in interactive, hands-on learning that leads to high self-esteem and a deep-rooted love for learning. When you observe a Montessori classroom, you will see learning taking place in its purest form – a truly beautiful thing to watch!
Parents and families are central stakeholders at Craig Montessori School and there are a multitude of opportunities for parent participation that keeps families involved in their child’s education. Young children rely on a strong support system as they develop into confident, responsible elementary scholars. With a variety of events taking place within the school environment throughout the year, families have the opportunity to experience the Craig Montessori School atmosphere firsthand and to build a strong connection to their school community.