You would be AMAZED at the sweet friendships that are formed within our classroom, within a safe, peace-promoting, respectful environment. The Montessori classroom is one that is carefully prepared and led by teachers who act as guides rather than the center of attention. The Head Teacher sets the tone, models the desired behavior, and communicates expectations through her own example. As the children become acclimated to the environment as a new friend, they are nurtured, helped along, and befriended naturally by the other peers in the class. They are driven impulsively and intrinsically simply out of love. The environment that is created at the school allows the children to receive and show love. As a result, they feel love. Once you can remove the rigid boundaries and expectations for children to do and learn as others, and they begin to feel how safe it is to be themselves. Many people who observe in the classroom for the first time are amazed at the level of respect, joy, and learning that takes place due to the love that exists within the classroom. Come and see for yourself!