“Till now, almost all educators have thought of movement and the muscular system
as aids to respiration, or to circulation, or as a means for building up physical strength.
But in our new conception the view is taken that movement has great importance in mental
development itself, provided that the action which occurs is connected with the mental
activity going on.” (Montessori, p. 142)
At Oak Farm Montessori School we strive to engage the child in all of their senses: sight, smell, visual, auditory and kinesthetic. One way to foster and encourage this development is by providing opportunities for movement throughout their day.
Our enrichment programs have dedicated, trained teachers in their specific fields of expertise. We also have a Wellness Center, Art & Music Center and more than 100 acres of wetlands, prairies, and a forest—10 distinct habitats in all. These resources supplement the classroom work and provide students with opportunities to explore their interests and the world around them. Students are encouraged by both adults and peers to step beyond what is comfortable as they practice problem solving through inquiry-based projects.