Rocky Mountain Montessori Academy is a private Montessori school in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Our students range in age from 1-15, but what doesn’t vary are the bright eyes and bright spirit that each of them possess.
RMMA is dedicated to meeting the needs of parents who seek the finest educational program for their children. We provide a nurturing community and quality educational environment for the growth of the whole child.
We value the uniqueness of each child. Our prepared classroom environments enable students to be excited and confident about learning. The classroom structure strives to fulfill social and emotional as well as educational needs. We help the students to become aware that they are responsible for themselves and that they have important roles to play in our society. For these reasons we have mixed age groupings that encourage peer teaching, and allow students to learn from each other, as well as from the teacher.
In addition to math, language, history, and science, we study geography and different cultures. We use the traditional Montessori materials plus new materials we develop to meet the student’s needs. We do not provide religious instruction; we leave this vital role to parents and families. We do include the holidays celebrated around the world in our studies of other cultures, in the hope that understanding differences and being tolerant of them will further the cause of world peace. At a more local level, we want the students to understand that we are all part of a community. Each classroom has Spanish learning materials.
We believe we need to promote a healthy home-school partnership to increase our understanding of each child’s individuality, and to work together in the best interests of our children. We invite parents to share with the students their own unique skills, professions, backgrounds, talents, and interests.
Our lead teachers have been trained at various Montessori Education Centers across the country. We continue our professional development by participating in workshops and conferences each year. We also support each other as educators and guides by exchanging ideas and helping each other with the different areas of the curriculum. We foster a love of learning by listening to the needs of the students and encouraging them in their work and play, and by being cheerful in our own work.
Our aim is to create a happy school with positive thinking and an appreciation for the many different members of RMMA: students, parents, families, teachers, administrators, and other staff members.
Our classrooms are structured in the traditional Montessori style of mixed age groups. We have classes for Toddlers (ages 1 to 3), Pre-Primary (ages 3 to 6), Lower Elementary (ages 6 to 9), and Upper Elementary/Middle School (ages 9 to 13). Extracurricular activities may be offered to students and are scheduled after school.