At Crescent, an education for lifelong learning is not a statement we make lightly. Being a lifelong learner means that your curiosity to know is ever-growing, and your ability to seek out and absorb new information is keen.
Every step and aspect of a Crescent education is designed to nurture a child’s innate desire to learn. By giving our students the space and time they need to learn and the choice of what to learn each day, their curiosity and enthusiasm is never snuffed out by rigid projects and curriculums,or by disruptive, short work cycles. This is the groundwork of our education for lifelong learning: children who are confident in their ability to learn new things, and who approach school with excitement and curiosity.
Excitement and curiosity is nurtured through the grades with a careful and thoughtful curriculums designed to offer maximum choice of study for each developmental stage. Students take ownership in their studies and have agency in their activities. We reject the traditional standard of one teacher dispensing facts to all of their students at once. Instead, we embrace the ability of children to work independently with lessons and guidance from an expert teacher, thus building their confidence, supporting their curiosity and enthusiasm, and reinforcing the foundations of being a lifelong learner.
Crescent Montessori is an independent school serving preschool through 8th grade students in Sonoma, CA and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).