Welcome to Your Montessori School
Unlocking Every Child's Curiosity
About Your Montessori School
Your Montessori School began in 2017 with a Toddler Community and dreams of a Primary Program. In 2019 that dream came true when YMS opened a small Primary Program in Arden. In 2020 both programs were combined at the Arden location where YMS has blossomed. Located in a converted home, YMS has a warm atmosphere which helps make YMS the amazing place that it is...a place where teachers enjoy teaching, families get to know one another and children learn the Montessori way!
The Montessori trained lead teachers and knowledgeable assistants follow the natural development and curiosity of the children. We offer opportunities to explore and discover the world around us with the amazing Montessori curriculum. Come and experience education the Montessori way.
YMS is dedicated to anti-bias and anti-racist teaching. We model acceptance of all people, have challenging conversations with the adults around us about social justice and our own shortcomings, and we are committed to prioritizing children of color at YMS.
Your Montessori School Mission and Core Values
Our Mission is to offer children and parents an authentic Montessori environment that promotes the curious, independent, and playful nature of ALL children. We offer parents the opportunity to build community with other parents while learning about Montessori, child development, and parenting.
Our Core Values include
EDUCATION – YMS values education in all its forms as an important lifelong value that enables
us to understand ourselves and the world around us.
COMMUNITY – a feeling of community for all colors and ages enriches our lives and offers reliable support in an ever changing and stressful world.
RESPECT– YMS values respect for oneself, for one another, our planet, and the importance of compassion and empathy in our day to day life.
The Toddler Community is a half day program from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm with 2, 3, 4, or 5 day a week options.
We have two half day primary programs: a morning program 8 to noon and an afternoon program 1 to 5 p.m. They both offer 2, 3, 4, and 5 days options.
The Toddler Community is a wonderful classroom experience for children ages 15/18 months (walking well) to age 3. We have created a safe, loving prepared environment that focuses on the amazing cognitive and social-emotional development of this age group. The zero to three Montessori curriculum includes purposeful activities that call to the very young child because they offer opportunities to move, to explore, and to discover through active work, Much of this "work" contributes to the community by caring for one another and our environment. We build a sense of friendship and community with these young yet mighty children.
The three to six year old program at YMS highlights a mixed age classroom with individualized lessons and one-on-one learning experiences. We offer plenty of active and group time which fosters positive social-emotional development and community building. At these ages, children begin to understand the world around them in new ways that capture their intellectual and creative curiosity. The Montessori method works with this curiosity at each turn to instill a love of learning, subject mastery, independence, and confidence. The curriculum for this age includes math, language, art and music, practical life activities, culture, and sensorial activities. Click here for more information about sensorial activities.
Interested in learning more about Your Montessori School? Please feel free to get in touch, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You can text Amy on the school's cell (number below) or email using this form. Thank you!
Arden Campus: 110 Watson Rd, Arden, NC 28704