When families choose Go Like the Wind, they’re enrolling their children in one of Ann Arbor’s very best independent schools. They’re joining one of the most vibrant communities in the city. But there’s something more: families that choose Go Like the Wind have decided on an educational path that’s fundamentally different from the one offered by other schools. The Montessori method and its core principles are unique. And their results are being validated daily by research as well as the extraordinary lives ofMontessori graduates.
Why Go Like the Wind Montessori?
Go Like the Wind Montessori School is a non-profit, independent Montessori school licensed by the State of Michigan Department of Human Services, Child Care Licensing and the State of Michigan Department of Education. GLTW serves children, Infants through grade eight. With a strong commitment to providing children with the highest quality education, there is a Montessori-certified educator in every classroom.
A Gift In Your Child’s Future
Montessori education is both a philosophy of child development and an educational system for guiding such development. Since young children possess unusual sensitivity and mental powers for absorbing and learning from the environment, the teacher can assume an objective role: showing the children the tools of learning, then allowing and encouraging them to learn at their own pace. The environment embodies the principles of the Montessori education. This includes inter-age groupings at all levels and the concept of peer teaching. The design of materials itself engenders discipline and since the materials are self-correcting, a minimum of supervision and outside direction is needed. The role of the teacher is to be a resource, guide, and helper, directing the flow of classroom activities.
Children experience growth and success when they learn in an environment where love, respect, and individual uniqueness are cultivated.
The success of Go Like the Wind Montessori School is expressed and epitomized in the children themselves.
Go Like the Wind Montessori School, an affiliate of the American Montessori Society and the International Montessori Council, began serving families in the Ann Arbor community in 1987. Using the Montessori method, our goal is to provide the highest quality education within an interactive and spiritually positive classroom environment.
Individualized progress is planned in accordance with each child’s own interests, needs, and abilities. Our certified Montessori teachers guide and help each of the children develop a lifelong love of learning.
Go Like the Wind Montessori School provides a positive and safe Christian environment which is integrated into our classrooms. We are interdenominational and we focus on basic Christian beliefs that assists a child’s spiritual, social, and intellectual growth. Our students represent a cross section of the Ann Arbor community and bring to the classroom cultural and religious diversity.
Our approach and methods make us truly unique in the Ann Arbor community. Go Like the Wind Montessori School’s goal, combining the Montessori principles and Christian environment, is the education of the whole child: intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual. This allows each of the children to develop into healthy, strong, and productive members of our community.
Go Like the Wind Montessori School recruits and admits students of any race, color, religion, or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities. In addition, the school will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarships/loans/fee waivers, educational programs, and athletics/extracurricular activities.