Go Like the Wind Montessori School
Celebrating our 29 year history!
Our mission is to provide the highest quality Montessori education within a Christian environment that fosters a love for one another through God. In partnership with families, we equip each child to reach his or her full personal and academic potential.
YOUR CHILD WILL:
genuinely love to learn
experience our multi-cultural community
grow intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually
lead in a multi-age classroom
change the world
A CURRENT PARENT'S PERSPECTIVE...
“My daughter was in public elementary and we were concerned about growing class size and one size fits all learning. Additionally with more students per class, the rooms seemed smaller with more time behind their desks as a way to manage the situation. GLTW has exceeded all of our expectations. The teachers are calm, purposeful, and truly enjoy what they do. The classroom space is large with an approximate 1:13 teacher student ratio. My daughter feels ownership at the school. Her classmates are supportive and helpful. The music program is outstanding with students planning concerts and composing music. The teachers and staff are rational and are able to make independent decisions. As an example, the math curriculum is not dictated by the state or district. There are two good options based on the student’s learning style. Most importantly, my daughter wants to go to school and enjoys learning. This was beginning not to be the case in public school. GLTW is one of the best decisions we’ve made as parents. We are very grateful.” Lynn Heumann
We give the name scientist to the type of child who has felt experiment to be the means of guiding him to search out the deep truths of life, to lift a veil from fascinating secrets and who, in this pursuit, has felt arising within a love for the mysteries of nature.
Your Authentic Montessori School
MONTESSORI MATERIALS & MIXED AGES
An Authentic Montessori School means that you will find the Montessori materials sequenced on the shelves of each of our classrooms. It also means that you will see individual lessons, small group lessons, as well as large group lessons taking place. Mixed age groups in each class is another indicator of authenticity. Three years at each developmental level is key. You will see joyful and purposeful work happening.
The core curriculum areas of practical life, sensorial, language, math, geography (cultural studies), science (botany, zoology, physics, etc.) are represented in our classrooms. You will also notice the organic feel to the space. The furniture size and arrangement will be specifically appropriate for each level of development.
On your tour, you will see that the aesthetics of an authentic Montessori school classroom convey a sense of calm order and a peaceful work environment. No wonder many successful organizations are applying Montessori philosophy to their own systems.
A PROVEN METHOD
You will notice the growth from the seeds that have been sown. We have a long history of proven experience in applying the method and philosophy with success.
Families and staff come to us from near and far. Some of their home towns include: Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Whitmore Lake, Brighton, Northville, Canton, Howell, Fowlerville, Dearborn, Livonia, Plymouth, Saline, Dexter, and many more!
A UNIQUE PATH
Your child will be met where they are at and a unique path will be created, taking into account your whole child! From academics, emotional intelligence, experience with hands-on learning materials, to gaining all of the skills that will lead to success in life.
How do you measure that success? Imagine your child 20 years from now, sitting at the Thanksgiving table, what will success look like to you then? These are things to consider when we are building the foundation of life for our children.
A CONTINUOUS THREAD
Your child will take ownership of their work and their classrooms. They learn from their peers in an environment that encourages the cross pollination and collaboration of ideas. Learning in a system that fosters curiosity, creativity, and embraces the struggles and stumbles as the heart of the learning process. Connections can be made at all levels as well as between levels. A continuous thread throughout our curriculum from infants to middle school is what makes our school truly special.
Your children can enter our programs at any point and still feel confident and successful!
Michigan Montessori Society Affiliate
Member of the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce
Member of the Canton Chamber of Commerce
Member of the Northville Chamber of Commerce
Member of the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce