Our educational practices are built around the theories of Jean Piaget and Howard Gardner, as well as Maria Montessori. We believe children are born with the need to explore and discover and with the strong desire to learn. Therefore, we treat their curiosity and creativity with great care allowing them to explore their interests from an early age. We provide the kinds of lessons, even the most challenging ones that make learning exciting and stimulate the desire to find out more. Lessons are given to small groups of students or even individually, so that they can understand the concepts presented. Our students are our first priority, and we have the time to listen and help them find answers. Older students learn through seminars, laboratory experiments, and hands-on projects. Reading, research, and discussion are important parts of our curriculum.
At Bruno Montessori Academy, we encourage our students to develop independence, responsibility, resourcefulness, and organizational skills. Even in the Lower Elementary students learn to use individual work plans listing their goals for the week. When you visit Bruno Academy, you will see students working individually and cooperatively to get their work done, enjoying the total learning experience. The enthusiasm must be seen to be believed. Children learn the importance of having respect for one another and for their classroom environment. We have high expectations for our students, and they learn to set higher and higher standards for themselves.