Cultural Diversity in Montessori Schools
Diversity Celebrated Here
At Butler Montessori, we encourage and embrace cultural diversity. One way we do so is by celebrating a variety of religious and ethnic events throughout the year.
With an attitude of respect and a desire for knowledge, students participate in activities recognizing cultural and religious celebrations, even those they do not share. These celebrations do not constitute religious practice but show respect for various beliefs and traditions. We respect people as individuals and their rights to observe the religion or culture of their choice.
A large part of the Montessori philosophy is the practice of peace. Dr. Montessori lived through two world wars, which made her a strong advocate for peace. She firmly believed that the education of children was the key to future peace. Peace Education and the Peace Curriculum are based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori and her son, Mario Montessori. “Avoiding war is the work of politics; establishing peace is the work of education” is one of the basic tenets of Maria Montessori. Her vision and goal was the reconstruction of society and the establishment of world peace through education.
Per our committed practice of the Montessori philosophy, Butler Montessori admits students of any race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and national or ethnic origin with all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at our school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national/ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid program and other school-administered programs.