Before elaborating any system of education, we must therefore create a favorable environment that will encourage the flowering of a child's natural gifts. All that is needed is to remove the obstacles. And this should be the basis of, and point of departure for, all future education.
The first thing to be done, therefore, is to discover the true nature of a child and then assist him in his normal development.
~ Maria Montessori
At Giving Tree Montessori School the outdoor environment is a very important part of daily life; part of our huge playground are garden and flower beds, a peace house for quiet play or even solitude, a barefoot peace path for kinesthetic experiences, and a boat that goes wherever our imagination takes us - all in a location with wonderful views of the city, mountains and the world.
"The Tree House" reading nook.
View from the Tree House towards the circle area.
The circle area.
We go many places in our boat! The Peace House is a favorite place for quiet play or even solitude. The wooden playhouse serves many uses.
Soccer and lots of grass to run in. Our peace pole was dedicated in 1996.
Giving Tree Montessori School
1110 W. Moreno Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80905