Montessori education is a global phenomenon. We see interesting news from schools like Aidan around the world, and we'd like to share some with you.
Diversity and Inclusivity
Aidan's Statement on Diversity and Equity
The needs of mankind are universal. Our means of meeting them create the richness and diversity of the planet. The Montessori child should come to relish the texture of that diversity. Maria Montessori
At Aidan Montessori School we embrace and celebrate the diversity of our world. Our differences —including those of culture, race, ethnicity, religion, age, family structure, sex and sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socioeconomics, learning style, and world view, among others — form and inform a rich environment that is a crucial part of educating our children on their path to maturity and global citizenship. Our interactions across our entire community are characterized by guiding principles of respect, equity, justice, humanity, peace, and personal responsibility.
We oppose discrimination and consciously recognize the value of diversity throughout our hiring practices, admission process, classroom composition, professional development, and community activities.
On Inclusivity at Aidan
At Aidan, we believe that a full educational excellence requires an inclusive and diverse community.
In our classroom communities, we provide the right setting, materials and curriculum to foster peace and embrace differences. By promoting inclusion and collaboration, we encourage each other to be open-minded and appreciative of different ideas.
All Elementary-age children can relate to trying to find their place in the greater scheme of things. This is a perfect book with which to explore our culture and struggles within it at that age.
Through our membership and our conference participation with NAIS, we're working to make Aidan a better place for all children.