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World-class Montessori schools create an authentic Montessori program which embodies the legacy of best practice developed by Dr. Maria Montessori and her colleagues. . A World-class Montessori school has a clearly defined identity and statement of its fundamental values.

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World-class Montessori schools create an authentic Montessori program which embodies the legacy of best practice developed by Dr. Maria Montessori and her colleagues.

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A World-class Montessori school has a clearly defined identity and statement of its fundamental values.
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A world-class Montessori school is consistent in what it says and what it does from class to class, from one level to the next, and from year to year.

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Principle 1: Make an uncompromising commitment to becoming excellent in all areas of their programs, facilities, resources and operations!
seek out and turn to examples of true excellence in montessori practice around the world
Seek out and turn to examples of true excellence in Montessori practice around the world.
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Consciously define what excellence will look like in every aspect of their programs, facilities, and operations.
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Principle 2: Ensure that your school has a strong sense of institutional memory and institutional integrity
no school can be great without a clear sense of its core values and the culture of the institution
No school can be great without a clear sense of its core values and the culture of the institution.
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Don’t make compromises that threaten the integrity of your program because of tight budgets, lack of parent understanding and support, or because Montessori trained teachers are hard to find.

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Principle 3: Carefully define and set down in writing your school’s mission, core values and educational beliefs.
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Principle 4: Ensure that your school is governed by an authentic Montessori board that is committed to following the Montessori Way
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Principle 5: Ensure that your school is consistent in philosophy and practice from class to class, from one level to the next, and from year to year

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Principle 6: Ensure that your school is always led by an inspiring and consensus-building Montessori Leader
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Principle 8: Create an authentic Montessori community in which every voice can be heard and all feel connected to one another
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Principle 9: Give your admissions process the highest priority. Design it to find families for whom the school is a perfect match.
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Principle 10: Keep your parents very well informed about their children’s education and academic progress.
principle 12 make every possible effort to bring your attrition to the lowest possible levels
Principle 12: Make every possible effort to bring your attrition to the lowest possible levels.
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Principle 14: Build school facilities that reflect your school’s values and truly support your school’s educational program.
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Following the Rhumb Line

clarifying your school identity

Define your mission statement

  • Develop a vision for your future
  • Identify your key "selling points"
  • Prepare a Blueprint for your school
  • Prepare a Best Practices Handbook
  • Prepare a curriculum scope and sequence guide
  • Define the outcomes that you hope to see develop in your students
Clarifying your school identity
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Define your basic character

State your vision and mission

Define desired student outcomes

Set down your Blueprint

Define Best Practice

Describe your vision of the future

Clarity is the key to success
successful schools make an uncompromising commitment to excellence

Successful schoolsmake anuncompromisingcommitmenttoEXCELLENCE

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A school is nothing but peopleA great school is group of people acting in accordance with a common set of beliefs and values, who feel a sense of commitment to each other and to the institution