WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE
There are two main reasons why The Children's House of Bucks County is unique:
Each Child is Accepted and Respected for Who They Are
As a Montessori School, the Children's House of Bucks County provides all our
students with an environment where they are valued, respected and accepted
as unique individuals. We strive to build community in our classrooms and value
diversity. This is our school's culture. Come and see our classrooms in action.
It Really is an Individualized Educational Experience
Quite simply, one size does not fit all. Children's House provides each student with educational opportunities that are tailored to their individual needs. We do not teach all students as a homogeneous group, nor do we teach our kindergarten students to a standards-based curriculum simply to meet standardized testing requirements. Although other Montessori programs are adopting standards-based curriculum in order to follow current trends in public education, The Children's House continues to rely on the practical and tested Montessori method for all our students. As you can see from our curriculum, we provide a well-rounded educational experience that truly prepares our students for further educational experiences and exceeds public kindergarten school requirements.
As all parents recognize, each child is a unique person, with their own history, learning style, temperament, abilities and skills. For example, while one student may be in the early stages of reading, another may have more advanced reading skills. Because our Directresses know, understand and observe each child and keep detailed records on their needs and progress, they are able to respond to those needs. Using their observations, the Directresses provide lessons to each child on using specific Montessori materials that enable them to build on their existing skills and gain knowledge and understanding. By understanding each child's needs and providing the appropriate opportunities for self-learning, each child is given the opportunity to continue to progress at their own pace.
Famous Montessori Graduates
Katherine Graham, Previous Owner/Editor of the Washington Post
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Editor, Former First Lady
Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs, Rap Mega Star and Businessman
Anne Frank, Famous Diarist from World War II
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize winner for Literature
Jeff Bezos, Financial analyst, founder, AMAZON.COM
Prince William and Prince Harry, English royal family
T. Berry Brazelton, Noted pediatrician and author
Julia Child, Famous chef and author
Melissa and Sarah Gilbert, Actors
Famous People Who Chose Montessori School for their Children
Stephen J. Cannell, TV writer-producer-director
Patty Duke Austin, Actress
Cher Bono, Singer-actress
John Bradshaw, Psychologist and author
Yul Brynner, Actor
Marcy Carcy, TV producer
Bill & Hillary Clinton, Former President/Senator, NY
Michael Douglas, Actor
Shari Lewis, Puppeteer
Yo Yo Ma, Cellist
Others With A Montessori Connection
Alexander Graham Bell, noted inventor, and his wife Mabel provided financial support directly to Dr. Montessori and helped establish the first Montessori class in the United States in 1913.
Mister Rogers, children's TV personality, was a strong supporter of Montessori education.
Thomas Edison, noted scientist and inventor, helped found a Montessori school.
President Wilson's daughter was a Montessori teacher. There was a Montessori classroom in the White House during Wilson's presidency.
Google Founders credit their success to their Montessori Educations in a Barbara Walters interview. They said that by attending a Montessori school they learned to be self-directed and self-starters. They said that Montessori allowed them to learn to think for themselves and gave them freedom to pursue their own interests.