At Montessori Episcopal School, we are committed to helping children grow in body, mind and spirit. Children are naturally open to a joyful and moving connection to the presence of God. We model faith and prayer as support for each child’s growth and understanding.
Godly Play is an approach to religious exploration and contemplation for children. The invitation to come and play is based on what Jesus said about welcoming children and becoming like them. It is a way to know God and to enter God’s Kingdom. It is deeply rooted in the Bible, the liturgy of the Church and the educational principles of Maria Montessori.
Teachers present lessons by sharing concrete materials based on the Bible stories. The children are then given the opportunity to work with the materials and learn to tell the story themselves. Through these lessons and experiences, we hope to create the opportunity for the child to fall in love with God and experience His love as generously as possible.
Our 3s, 4s, and Kindergarten age children also attend weekly chapel at the Church of the Annunciation. Chapel service is simple and designed for the children. The service consists of singing, praying, listening to a Bible story and reciting the Lord’s Prayer together.