Torit Montessori offers a unique education for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and elementary students through grade 6 in two downtown locations. In keeping with Dr. Maria Montessori’s own sense of globalism and commitment to peace education, they teach all of their students Arabic, Mandarin and Spanish, along with courtesy, grace, and a spirit of community. Torit’s exceptional elementary curriculum is based on the Montessori Great Lessons, and is complimented by athletics, art, music, language, and a robust after school enrichment program. With guidance from faculty, students gain self-confidence to find their place in the world as they build the skills every global citizen needs, ranging from social interconnectedness to technological entrepreneurship. From the moment you’re greeted at the door until the moment you say “ma’ al-salamah” or perhaps “adios,” you will see and experience the Torit difference.
Join Torit at one of their three upcoming open houses: October 12, 10:30am–12p,; October 17, 4:30–5pm; and November 16, 10:30am–12:30pm.
Keywords: Montessori, Private school, Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Elementary
Our education is a whole child education. Sports and a broad arts curriculum are integrated into the school day and valued heavily as a means of reinforcing the teaching in the core academic subjects. Students in any given week have two or three days of sports (currently tennis, swimming, or ice skating). Recess might co-exist with the sport or will fill the need for outdoor activity when a sport is not offered. The school also has an indoor physical activity space capable of supporting basic athletic drills, gymnastics or indoor recess. Students also have music, art, drama and dance classes every week. Core academics are reinforced by field based learning and hands on projects (e.g. engineering, cooking, operations management, etc). Good character is heavily valued and volunteering in the civic and charitable life of the community is of equal importance with social-emotional intelligence within the classroom. Diversity is a hallmark of the school community, honing students’ social skills and enabling broad social appreciation.
Our mission is to educate students in the spirit of Dr. Maria Montessori’s ground breaking methods, allowing students to explore materials, ideas and applications at their own pace, with guidance, direction and encouragement from teachers. Empowerment of the student and instilling curiosity, drive and appreciation for knowledge are fundamental goals. Our vision is to see students capable of individually meeting any academic challenge, with the humility and social awareness to seek the ideas, support and friendship of others. Globalism and the history of ideas are emphasized, enabling students to understand and operate in the greater world of which they are a part.