Antigua Green School identifies Montessori as our guide to provide a peaceful, mixed-age, child-directed environment which is truly bilingual and in tune with our natural world. We operate on an understanding of the principles laid out by Maria Montessori and developed by the educators who followed in her footsteps. The method makes the natural assumption that children are intrinsically good, peaceful, and naturally motivated to learn. We value its intrinsic respect for each child’s potential, its promotion of peaceful communities, and its specific pedagogical structures. We emphasize the importance of every child’s development as an individual and value the balance of Montessori’s scientific approach to children’s development and its understanding that all children will learn at their own pace.The method cultivates a child's natural desire to learn which helps children to develop positive attitudes about themselves and their world while fostering a desire for lifelong learning. The Montessori method is a time tested, modern and progressive method, that has been able to remain at the forefront of child development and progressive education because of its ability to be applied to each individual child and remain relevant by adapting to new technologies and ways of understanding the human brain. We apply these principles to provide an education that is immersed in nature and relevant to the modern world.
The Guatemalan National Curriculum
The National Curriculum Base (CNB) of the Ministry of Education of Guatemala was developed by the Ministry of Education and is a competency-based curriculum initiated in 2004. The CNB is a 40 volume curriculum based on a European educational design. The Green School curriculum is designed to meet all of the requirements of the CNB and our students are registered legally in Guatemala, in addition to their Cambridge certifications, our students will graduate with a diploma certified by the Ministry of Education in Guatemala.
“Resting no longer on a curriculum or a timetable, education must conform to the facts of human life.” — Maria Montessori
The Montessori 6–9 curriculum maximizes exploration, creativity, and independent learning. The world of the child is full of movement, and we prepare the environment with beautiful materials and ample opportunity to connect with nature. This approach facilitates growth and fosters peace while keeping up with the busy and active bodies and brains of young children.
Subject Areas of the Lower Elementary Program
-Five Great Lessons/Cosmic Education and Peace
-Advanced Practical Life Manual
-Art and Music
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The Montessori upper elementary environment is a beautiful place to grow and learn.The Montessori 9–12 curriculum continues to guide students expand their intellect and abilities as young citizens who model respect, adopt peaceful practices, and develop a personal, positive contribution to the world.
Subject Areas of the Upper Elementary Program
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