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Welcome to Little Way Montessori School

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Our program

Little Way is a brand new Montessori program opening in Plymouth, Indiana, August 2019; serving children of preschool and kindergarten age (3-6 years old), with a Montessori early childhood certified lead teacher. Interested? Let us know.

Flower arranging station with polishing and pouring visible on the shelf behind it.Our mission

Education for the whole child: supporting the natural growth of every child, with compassion and respect, grounded in careful observation and thoughtful preparation, committed to faithfulness in all things, big or little.

Our inspiration

Although we are a secular program, the name “Little Way” comes from the spirituality of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, who believed in meeting each moment, each ordinary task and everyday routine, each encounter with another person, with simple trust, acceptance, and love. No pursuit of lofty goals can be an excuse to neglect the little things of life along the way. Even the most mundane activities can be expressions of love, and are worthy of our full attention and careful effort.

St. Therese stained glass window.

In the same way even the littlest people, whether little in age or status or anything else, are worthy of our full attention, careful effort, and love. Their work, and our work with and for them, carries dignity. We recognize our own littleness, our finitude and imperfection, and model self-acceptance and the acceptance of life as it actually is.

 

Flower arranging photo by Marcy Prochaska at Marquette Primary Montessori Academy; St. Therese photo from Google image search filtered for images licensed for reuse.