DeColores is a chartered non-public school for grades K-8 and a certified Ohio Department of Human Services pre-school and day care provider. Our admissions office, pre-school and elementary programs are located at 312 Central Avenue in Greenville, Ohio. Our Jr. High (7th-8th grades) is a traditional Montessori farm school located at 6104 Arcanum Bears Mill Road, also in Greenville, Ohio. Our Beginnings DeColores was founded March 3, 1985. We offered Montessori education to children ages three through six in a small building on Walnut Street. In 1994, our program was expanded to include a Montessori early elementary program and which grew as out student body aged. By 2002 we became a certified child-care provider, offering before and after-school programs. September, 2009 we opened our Jr. High Farm School, making us the only provider of Jr. High Montessori education in the region.Our Goals Our goals are for our students to be open-minded and compassionate, to gain a sense of themselves and others, and to understand and appreciate the diversity of the human spirit. Our students are well trained in the basic academic disciplines, while fulfilling their creative, physical, emotional, social and cognitive potential. Our students love learning and to value knowledge, creativity, and humor. They are responsible, critical and caring members of our society. They recognize that they have the power and resources to effect change, and the self-esteem and confidence to pursue their goals.Our Beliefs We believe that children learn best through intrinsic motivation. That they succeed when they have control over their learning. We are fiercely protective of concentration. We teach peace and do not dwell on competition. Students gain life-long benefits from the practice self-discipline and independence. Our students will have a positive impact have on the world in which they live.