OUR MISSION & CORE VALUES
Our Lady of Grace Montessori School and Center, sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, is committed to nurturing the spiritual and educational growth of God’s people. Rooted in the Good News of Jesus Christ, our School strives to foster and maintain an educational experience for children, inspiring them to pursue life-long learning; our Center is committed to providing holistic programs to nurture the spirit and promote an experience of God’s unconditional love.
An education of the spirit, mind and heart
To teach children by prizing their inner human qualities of mind, emotion, creativity, wonder, reverence, and the need for self-realization is at the core of the Montessori experience at Our Lady of Grace. Montessori education offers our children opportunities to develop their potential as they step out into the world as engaged, competent, responsible, and respectful citizens with an understanding and appreciation that learning is for life.
We, the administrator, principal, faculty, and staff of Our Lady of Grace Montessori School and Center, commit ourselves to providing an atmosphere that is conducive to spiritual growth. We nurture the love of learning in our students. We welcome searchers of peace and solitude to the Center.
As we do so, we are aware of our treasured connection to the mission of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the Congregation’s legacy of quality education and the ministries of hospitality and spirituality. It is with trust in God and with deep conviction that we claim these core values as our own:
"The child is both a hope and a promise for humankind."
Dr. Maria Montessori
We extend love, concern and welcome to people of all races and creeds. Our commitment is to teach in light of the Gospel of Jesus and our curriculum is based on the child-centered philosophy of Maria Montessori.
We remain conscious of the common human desire, need, and right to know the Creator of all life and the Source of all wisdom.
We strive to model cooperative relationships for our students. We call them to extend to others the respect that is shown them, their ideas, questions, choices, styles, and pace of learning.
We nurture a wholesome sense of self and the human need for independence in our students.
We recognize with deep gratitude the providence of God and the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. J. Peter Grace. The convergence of God’s plan and the gift of the Grace family gave life to this place of beauty.