The basic aim of Metro East Montessori School is, in the words of Maria Montessori, "to help the child to help himself." In preparing an environment that provides for the child's inner needs, it is hoped he will be enabled to fulfill his highest potential as an integrated personality.
Why Choose Montessori?
Enrollment in a Montessori program offers a number of advantages for both children and parents:
- The school’s unique learning environment challenges children in ways other schools cannot.
- Children receive individualized attention that allows them to progress at a pace appropriate to their skills and maturity.
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The Upper Elementary children from MEMS – Granite City traveled to Big Pine Key on January 11th to spend three days at the Newfound Harbor Marine Institute (Seacamp) to study marine biology. They explored on both land and sea learning all about marine flora and fauna!
Parents at our Belleville campus spent an evening with the Montessori math materials on January 13th. They worked with many of the lessons their children enjoy on a daily basis — from Addition with Golden Beads to the Division Board and beyond!
The MEMS – Granite City Elementary students were invited to sing for the Optimist Club of Granite City on December 17, 2015. The children had such a wonderful time singing for everyone at the Apple Tree Family Restaurant. The Optimist Club presented the children with a check for $300 — the children … continue reading