letter of welcome

Letter of Welcome

Welcome to the Wichita Montessori School! I want to take this opportunity to thank you for coming to our website! It is a privilege for me to write this letter, opening the door for you to see our school.

Wichita Montessori is a school located in east Wichita, Kansas. Our mission has been to provide a superior educational experience for primary and elementary aged children utilizing the Montessori methods of teaching and learning. It is our goal to address the intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth of each child entrusted to our care. WMS seeks diversity in its enrollment, in the belief that a child benefits from interacting with children of various talents and backgrounds.

For thirty years we have been a highly respected school in the community grounded in the Montessori philosophy and enhanced by other proven education practices of the 21st century. Here at WMS we provide a rich learning experience for students ages 3-11; creating an environment of respect, love, trust, joy, high educational standards, independence, and responsibility. This is a place where learning comes to life!

Dr. Maria Montessori stated, "The secret of good teaching is to regard the child's intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination. Our aim is not only to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core. We do not want complacent pupils, but eager ones. We seek to sow life in the child rather than theories, to help him in his growth, mental and emotional as well as physical, and for that we must offer grand and lofty ideas to the human mind." This is a quote concisely pulling together the main philosophy behind the Montessori methods, on which our school was built.

Every child is unique, and our Montessori faculty is trained and committed to nurturing those unique qualities of each child. In our family-like atmosphere, strong relationships are built between the teacher and child and between the parents and school. We believe these partnerships are essential for a fulfilling educational experience.

This website will give you a taste of WMS, but no one truly brings to life the excitement of our Montessori school better than the students and teachers themselves. We welcome your interest and invite you to please join us for a tour and see and hear for yourself the buzz of learning. We look forward to meeting you!

Linda Amos

Head of School
Wichita Montessori School

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