As a former public school teacher with several years of formal training and experience in pedagogy, I can say with confidence that Forest Bluff School is the embodiment of an education for lifelong learning. The Forest Bluff administration, faculty, and staff are wholly committed to the foundational principles of Montessori education, which emphasizes the development of the whole child through experiences and an environment that inspire and foster the innate drive to learn, with which we are all born. My two children genuinely enjoy going to school at Forest Bluff (and have since they were toddlers), and as parents, my husband and I are convinced that Forest Bluff provides an unparalleled educational experience for our children while staying true to Dr. Maria Montessori's ultimate aim of nurturing the human spirit.
Students at Forest Bluff visibly take pride in their work, as evidenced by their poised excitement as they set the table and prepare the food for morning refreshment, deliver an oral report on a thoroughly researched topic, or interact with parents in the school community when selling their hand-crafted goods to raise funds for an outdoor experiential learning trip. If this is not hands-on learning at its finest, I don't know what is.
The learning environment at Forest Bluff is meticulously planned, the learning materials are authentic and engaging, and the learning experiences are designed for the deeper purpose of developing young people who are not only skilled and well-informed, but also responsible, empathetic, resilient, independent and full of curiosity, wonder, ingenuity, and gratitude. Forest Bluff is an exceptional school where students learn to take care of themselves and each other. We feel extremely fortunate to have found a school that we trust implicitly with our children's education.
- Posted by Parent, 05/12/16