What makes Go Like The Wind special?
The students, staff, and parents make this school special. We see joyful and peaceful children excited about pursuing their interests and passions. The atmosphere is warm, inviting, and respectful. Students and staff like and respect each other. Our students learn by doing and at their own pace. Students at every level experience an individualized and authentic Montessori curriculum. Together with parents, we work to create a vibrant and intercultural community. It’s a school where we openly demonstrate Christian values while embracing and respecting all nationalities and faiths. GLTW is a school where the academics, the arts, and spirituality are explored, nurtured, and cultivated. Students become inquisitive, innovative, and self-directed learners well-prepared for life’s next challenge and opportunity.
What makes our staff special?
The staff at GLTW likes and respects children and firmly believes in their innate ability to learn. They are committed to delivering authentic Montessori methods and curriculum at every level of our school. Our teachers have a profound respect for each child individualizing instruction and addressing each child’s unique learning style. They challenge each child 1-1 and in small groups to learn at their own pace and in their own way. Our lead staff is certified and experienced in Montessori instruction. Students have the unique opportunity for experiential and real world learning. Teachers are inspired to help students to go beyond grade level and preparing them for their next academic adventure and for life.
Mission Statement: To provide the highest quality Montessori education within a diverse environment while demonstrating Christian values and fostering a love for one another through God.
Grades: Infants (from 6 weeks) – Grade 9
Multi-National Faculty and Student Body: Argentina, Bulgaria, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kurdistan, Lebanon, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania
Students’ and Faculty’s Native Languages: 22
Financial Aid: 12% of students receive tuition assistance
Enrichment Classes: Art, Children in Worship, Concert Bands, Jazz Band, Music, Orchestra, Physical Education, Peace Education, Spanish, Sonic Workshop, and Music Recording.
Summer Camp: Ages 3 through 9 years
Faculty: 45 full and part time teachers; All lead teachers are Montessori certified through the American Montessori Society
Students’ Hometowns: Ann Arbor, Belleville, Brighton, Canton, Chelsea, Dexter, Howell, Livonia, Milan, Northville, Pinckney, Plymouth, Redford, Saline, South Lyon, Wayne, Whitmore Lake, Ypsilanti
GLTW Students Have Attended: Colleges: University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Western Michigan University, Northern Michigan University, Wesleyan University, University of Pittsburgh, Indiana University, Ohio State University. High Schools: Catholic Central, Cranbrook, Community High School, Culver Academy (Indiana), Emerson, Father Gabriel Richard, Greenhills, Huron Valley Catholic, International Academy West, St. Francis of Assisi, and their local public high schools.
Memberships: American Montessori Society, International Montessori Council, Michigan Montessori Society