Together, we are a family of educators, parents and caregivers devoted to making the most of a child’s formative years. Established in 1982, Richland Academy is an academic and childcare service provider that is guided by the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. Serving children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years, Richland Academy provides a nurturing environment that supports the natural development of each child’s social, cognitive, emotional, spiritual, and physical growth.
The Montessori classroom is a child-sized world. Whatever is in the outside world can be incorporated meaningfully into the classroom. Our Montessori programs provide individualized instruction and stimulate independent exploration. The self-paced nature of our educational programs allows children to progress according to their own developmental readiness, not the readiness of the rest of the class.
Guided by Montessori philosophies, our classrooms create environments for children that encourage discovery and creativity. Fostering a joy of learning, building critical thinking skills, nurturing self-esteem, and meeting the unique developmental needs of each child are goals of Richland Academy's Montessori Programs.
Children who have attended Richland Academy have a concrete foundation for future academic pursuits. They also develop attitudes and dispositions that will serve them throughout their lives, including, self-confidence, an abiding curiosity to learn, independent thinking, initiative, persistence, and an appreciation and respect for the world and its inhabitants.
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