History and Mission

History
Montessori Academy of Cincinnati, originally called The Child's Place, was established in 1987, offering a Montessori Preschool-Kindergarten program. Over the years, we grew from one preprimary classroom to three. In 1999, we established our Elementary program and changed our name to Montessori Academy of Cincinnati. Our Middle School program followed in 2004. Over the years, we expanded our original 2,400 square foot building to 16,000 square feet,
but (happily) we quickly outgrew the space. In January 2005, we moved MAC into a new 51,000 square foot facility that is located one mile from our original site, which we converted to an infant/toddler facility called The Child's Place Montessori School. In the fall of 2012 we combined both facilities. Now our campus on Duke Boulevard houses programs for students from 18 months through eighth grade.
Mission
Our purpose is to promote the growth and development of children from early childhood through middle teenage years by instilling a love of learning and assuring a solid grounding in the basics of education that will help them achieve their potential and prepare them for secondary and higher education. As educators, we provide students with the opportunity to learn, grow, develop, assimilate values, and relate peacefully and respectfully to other people and to the natural world. We are dedicated to high standards of excellence, achieved through a challenging curriculum in a superior facility using current technologies, while being respectful of each child's level of physical, social, emotional and academic abilities. Students are provided with a nurturing and secure environment that fosters self-discipline, respect and a true love of learning. Our curriculum follows the Montessori curriculum, utilizing the Montessori
philosophy and teaching methods and incorporating other teaching methods that complement the Montessori Philosophy. This philosophy maximizes the manipulative approach to learning. We will help students learn universal principles of human existence and interaction such as:
  • Respect for one another and our environment
  • Responsibility for one's actions
  • Honesty
  • Fairness
  • Trustworthiness
We strive for continuous improvement in our operations, which are conducted in a financially sound manner that executes the above principles in dealing with staff, customers and suppliers.
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