Our mission is to support the development of the whole child through an authentic Montessori environment that honors the child's intrinsic motivation to learn and supports each individual's unique intellectual, physical, social and emotional development.
The Montessori Method is based on the belief that children are born with an intrinsic desire to learn and to improve themselves, and that the responsibility of the adults who care for them is to protect and propel that desire. Our responsibility is to help the child build within himself the foundations for a lifetime of creative learning.
The activities and environments provided at Laramie Montessori School support the children’s thirst for learning, engage their abiding curiosity about their surroundings, and develop their ability to learn and live independently.
Our goal for each child is the development of his or her ability to solve problems using an organized approach, to use freedom wisely, to respect him/herself, to respect others, and to take joy in learning.
To encourage self-directed learning, self-esteem, academic achievement, artistic expression, group collaboration and respect by upholding Montessori principles in a thoughtfully prepared and non-competitive environment.
To conduct assessments that authentically demonstrate each student’s intellectual, emotional, social and physical development.
To develop healthy life habits that foster care of the self and care of the environment through meals, physical movement and a quality school facility and surrounding natural environment. LMS believes that direct experience with the natural world helps foster a life-long connection to our environment.
To build a community centered on the partnership of teachers, children and their families through parent education, parent involvement, school events, and service to the larger Laramie community.
To build peace, foster personal growth, and develop life-long tolerance through a curriculum where students experience and learn to respect ethnic, cultural, economic and other differences and to seek and identify common ground.