The Beginning-The Growth-The Future
Corpus Christi Montessori School was founded in 2005 by a group of four parents in need of another educational option for their young children. No public Montessori option existed for the children moving forward from the classrooms of Montessori School of Corpus Christi.
These parents had watched their children grow and thrive in environments prepared for their tiny minds and bodies. They loved the philosophy that drives the heart of Montessori, education of the whole child.
The child’s mind in those years from first to third grade need concrete concepts. Students need to feel, see, hear, and physically manipulate their facts. Their lessons needed to be presented in an environment prepared for them with a community that believed in not only helping children learn the facts, but learn how to express their feelings, work with others, gain independence, and problem solve for themselves. They needed a safe environment in which to succeed and fail, for failure is the seed of growth.
These parents wanted an environment where the focus was on the wonder of learning. Where the structure was freer, and the mindset was centered around the child. In most traditional educational environments, the teacher is the sun and the child must orbit them. In a Montessori environment, each student is the sun and the teachers orbit them. “The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, ’The children are now working as if I did not exist.” – Maria Montessori.
With these ideas in mind, through much research and effort, the four parents created the Montessori Association of South Texas and had its first day of school, August 22, 2005, as Corpus Christi Montessori School.
Corpus Christi Montessori School, or CC-Montessori, has been shaping young minds for some time. Our community has seen it’s successes and struggles as it grows but the mission has remained the same. Help students achieve scholastic and personal success.
At our school, children learn by discovery.
They are joyful and confident. Building communities and nurturing the environment;
Our children become ambassadors to the world.
We have the unique ability to watch the children grow through each level, from lower elementary (1st-3rd), Upper Elementary (4th-6th) and Middle School (7th & 8th). Those self-driven children that spend the majority of their scholastic career within our community emerge with the personal and academic knowledge and tools that will lend them to success in all their future endeavors.
Over the years, our school has gained experience and stability. We are more aware of the resources available to us and more concrete in our understanding of how to meet whole group and individual student needs. Our teachers are state certified and Montessori trained. While we do participate in state standardized testing, we work hard to make sure that is never the focus of our education program. We encourage our staff to explore their teaching craft, seek to improve their skills, and strive to continue personal and professional growth.
We hope the future holds many great things for our community. We always want to remain a small campus but we are currently looking at ways to improve our campus grounds and expand our classroom facilities in order to enable student body growth. We are continually working on melding the Montessori philosophy and State standards together in a way that our students are best able to show their growth and success.
At CC-Montessori School, students receive so much more than an ordinary education. We pride ourselves on creating a unique, exciting environment that embraces all types of learners and promotes growth both academically and personally. Students and families are also welcomed into a dynamic and supportive community.
Interested in learning more about CC-Montessori? We invite you to keep exploring our website and get in touch with questions about our values, academics, community and more. Join us today!