Why we call ourselves Mariner
Since ancient times, Mariners have been dreamers and adventurers who set out on a voyage of discovery to learn new things and stretch human experience and accomplishment. In modern times, as NASA set out to explore the solar system, it named this spaceship of discovery “Mariner”. As a S.T.E.A.M. learning academy (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematic), Mariner Montessori believes every child has the creativity and spirit to learn and discover – through play, art, and science.
With Montessori style combined with S.T.E.A.M. learning concept, we believe that our method will prepare children for the 21st century. Although S.T.E.A.M. education is known for older children, we believe that building an early foundation in S.T.E.A.M. creates a platform for future academic and career success. By introducing S.T.E.A.M concept earlier, we strongly believe that children are better in grasping the subjects, developing an appreciation for traditionally “scary” subjects, and preparing for academic years ahead.
“Prepare children to be good citizen and lifelong learners”
Mariner Montessori strives to be preschool of choice by providing learning environment suitable for children development and offering unique curriculum combined between Montessori and S.T.E.A.M concept. By providing safe, fun and stimulating learning environment, creative ways of teaching, personal hand-on attention, and top level play-based education, Mariner Montessori student can explore and develop their full potential and be prepared to be good citizen and leader for 21st century.
A combination of Montessori and S.T.E.A.M. curriculum is aimed to establish acceleration in-children's intellectual development and prepare our students with strong foundation for a lifelong learners.
We cannot create observers by saying 'observe', but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses.
— Maria Montessori
Primary Education: A Comparison of Methods
Emphasis on: Social development
Teacher is center of classroom as “controller”
Teacher acts as primary enforcer of discipline
Group and individual instruction
Same age grouping
Most teaching done by teacher
Curriculum structured for child
Child is guided to concepts by teacher
Child generally allotted specific time for work
Instruction pace usually set by group norm
If work is corrected, errors usually pointed out by teacher
Learning is reinforced externally be repetition and rewards
Fewer materials for sensory development
Less emphasis on self-care instruction
Child usually assigned own chair
Emphasis on: cognitive and social development
Techer has unobtrusive role in classroom
Environment & method encourage self-discipline
Mainly individual instruction
Mixed age grouping
Grouping encourage children to teach and help each other
Child choose own work
Child discovers own concepts from self-teaching material
Child works as long as he feels the need on a chosen project
Child sets own learning pace
Child spots own error from feedback of materials
Child reinforce own learning by repetition of work and internal feeling of success
Multi-sensory materials for physical exploration
Organized program for learning care of self & environment (polishing, cleaning the sink, etc.)
Child can work where he chose, move around.
We cultivate and honor children's innate love of learning as they prepare for a life of purpose, integrity, and academic accomplishment. Mariner Montessori students gain the skills and confidence to meet the challenges of self, family, community, and the world at large. We believe that the child and their needs are the central and commanding focus of the learning process.
At Mariner Montessori, we offer
● Safe and stimulating environment that children can explore and discover, then encourage creativity and collaboration and independent.
● Unique and innovative curriculum that challenge children to develop to their full potential with a combined Montessori and S.T.E.A.M. concept
● Highly qualified staffs who are committed to provide personal attention and professional education to stimulate continuous improvement, growth, and achievement of every students
● Meal and snack created by professional nutritionist
● Unity between school, family and community.