Our mission at The Farmington Valley Academy Montessori is to offer an excellent education characterized by intellectual rigor combined with personal warmth. Dr. Maria Montessori's principles and the insights of other gifted educators form a broad foundation for the school’s philosophy and curriculum. We seek to provide an optimal environment that will serve as a culture that encourages each student to develop to his or her fullest potential across a wide range of experiences. We consider ourselves to have succeeded when we have fostered in each student a sense of respect for themselves and others, an inner expectation of personal responsibility, academic achievement that matches potential, and a love of learning.
The Montessori curriculum emphasizes the inter-dependences of life. In the context of a mixed-age classroom, students pursue language, science, geography, history, art, music and theatre. Rather than a fragmented array of special classes, however, the program challenges students to integrate and synthesize information, identify and analyze problems and develop inquiry and problem-solving skills. We invite you to schedule a tour to discover how FVAM's classrooms excite and immerse learners, foster independence, leadership, grace and courtesy.