Using three solar arrays, more than 80% of electricity used by Athens Montessori School is generated by the sun.
CONTINUING ENVRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
We would like to:
Installl solar panels on our two remaining buildings
Add hands free faucet converters to conserve water and reduce the spread of disease
Continue to increase efficiency by adding LED lighting
*Environmental stewardship is part of the core curriculum of classes at all levels from Primary to Middle School. Recycling is a daily task in the classrooms. Special collections of inkjet cartridges, crayons, plastic bags, used clothes, shoes, books, towels and cans happen regularly throughout the year.
*Musical intelligence is fostered by weekly classes, including singing, percussion, music history and theory, notation, orff instruments, bells, ukulele and recorders.
*Physical Education in both cooperative and competitive games is offered weekly. (Daily for the adolescent program)
*Spanish is taught throughout the school using songs, art, cooking and games to gain fluency in conversation and written language.
*Movement Classes are held weekly including dance, drama and creative movement with themes directly linked to the academic curriculum or topical events and celebrations.
CHILDHOOD OBESITY PREVENTION:
AMS offers education programs to all our families about healthy eating choices and nutrition. We encourage our students to learn to grow, prepare and cook well balanced meals. Our students maintain an active life style with much time spent in our outdoor classrooms.
We would like to make additions and renovations to our outdoor learning and play structures.
Maria Montessori believed that children are the hope of the world. We strive to model tolerance, respect , curiosity and joy in all aspects of the school.