Preschool in Vancouver, WA 98661
5001 Ne 66th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98661
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Since 1973, the Skinner Elementary Montessori School has been dedicated to providing the finest Montessori education available in the Northwest. Skinner believes that every child can achieve social and academic skills far beyond those levels society presently accepts for children ages 2 through 6th grade.
We are proud of our teachers and understand how critical they are to your child’s development as a learner. and we’re committed to offering an exemplary Montessori education to our students. That is why all classroom teachers at Skinner are not only experienced educators, but also trained by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), the only organization Dr. Montessori established to train teachers.
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The Skinner Montessori School is based on the belief that each
child is capable of achievements both emotionally and intellectually
that surpass the norm to which society has traditionally believed.
The staff is committed to: touching both the heart and the
mind of every student; teaching respect for all living and nonliving
things; and helping a child understand that he always has a
choice and that he is responsible for his actions and the consequences
that ensue, whether positive or negative.
The school is committed to offering an academic program comprised
of high expectations, yet tempered with love and a respect for the
differences in each students learning ability. It is strongly
committed toward using positive reinforcement as a means of modifying
impolite behavior. Responsibilities are assigned to students
as a means of helping them realize the importance of their role in
The idea of caring for one another is basic to the schools entire
approach. The older students serve as role models for the younger
children. The older children are taught to be responsible for the
younger ones physically, emotionally, and academically. All students
are exposed to the idea, early on in their experience at
Skinner, that the talents each of them have are special and should
be nurtured, shared, and treated with care.
The academic and social well-being of each student is viewed by the
school as a joint commitment between the parents and the school.
The child is better served when the staff and parents are directed
towards the same goal: consequently, the school encourages an open
door policy between the parents and the staff/administration.