WHAT KINDS OF CHILDREN ATTEND THE WICHITA MONTESSORI SCHOOL
A distinguishing feature of the Montessori educational system is its appropriateness for most children. For entrance into our primary program, young children who are curious, engaged, respectful, and kind to others, and who respond to adult direction are good candidates. Older students will feel right at home if they possess the same attributes, along with high academic motivation, the drive to tackle new challenges, as well as the ability to work both independently and with adult support. Click here to view details about the application process.
Unlike programs that attempt to match the child and an inflexible learning environment, Wichita Montessori School encourages and enables each child to discover a way of learning that works best. By allowing students “choice with limits,” the school continually stays as unique as each one of our students.
Children ages 3-11 may enroll here. Each year builds upon the previous year, so the longer the child stays at WMS the greater the educational benefit. We welcome admission at all levels of the program.
WHAT KINDS OF INDIVIDUALS EMERGE FROM MONTESSORI-BASED PROGRAMS
Allow us to do a little name-dropping. You’ll find a list of notable Montessori-educated people on the spines of your books, the CDs in your sound system, and the pages of every history book. Though each person who’s passed through the Montessori system makes their own unique contributions, it’s easy to detect the passion for learning and sharing that marks the accomplishments of these individuals.
- Joshua Bell, violinist
- Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder & CEO
- T. Berry Brazelton, pediatrician
- Sergy Brin & Larry Page, Google founders
- Julia Child
- Peter Drucker, management leader
- Anne Frank
- Katherine Graham, Washington Post
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
- Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder
- Sean “P. Diddy” Combs
- George Clooney
- Helen Keller
- HM Queen Noor of Jordan
- Prince William & Prince Harry of Wales
Of course, the Montessori alumni of whom we are most proud are the hundreds of Wichita Montessori School graduates who are making their own contributions each day to their communities and the world.