DISCOVERY MONTESSORI SCHOOLS
“To create and sustain a multi-cultural, inquiry-based, child-centred education which combines the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and the International Montessori Curriculum, one that embraces diversity and allows each child to develop to their full potential by becoming independent, self-motivating, and responsible global citizens.”**
“An adult works to perfect the environment; a child works to perfect himself.”
- Dr. Maria Montessori -
Our vision is to develop the whole child; socially, physically, cognitively, creatively and emotionally by creating an authentic “prepared” learning environment under the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and the International Montessori Curriculum, one that:
…..and above all else one that cultivates a life-long love of learning by supporting children in “learning how to learn!”
**Mission Statement from the IB
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Combination of International Baccalaureate (IB) PYP and the International Montessori Curriculum. Expand my horizons. Intrigue me. Help me to see the whole picture. The Lower Primary (ages 6 to 9) and Upper Primary (ages 9-12) programs inspire awe about the world, intrigue children to acquire knowledge, and help them to develop intellectually, emotionally and […]
The Casa Dei Bambini Class is designed for children aged 3 years to 6 years. This program develops the whole personality and character of the child. Children learn to self-discipline, concentrate for longer periods of time, treat the environment and others with respect, and attain high self-esteem through mentoring, achievement and effective communication. The […]
Usually by the age of 2 years the child is ready to attend school by himself, to explore his surrounding under the teacher’s professional guidance and graduate to the Little Casa Class. Children of this class are able to attend class independently of a caregiver or parent. They are toilet-trained and able to go to […]
Our program aims to provide a Montessori learning environment to stimulate your young children. Our Montessori (0-3Y) trained teacher carefully plans the Montessori activities which support children in their development of fine and gross motor skills, independence, sense of order, confidence, cognitive skills, language, as well as their loving and respectful personality. The Montessori […]
DMS (Discovery Bay & Central) Nursery and Kindergarten and Discovery Montessori Academy (Discovery Bay) Elementary offer a Montessori Method of Education immersed in a truly bilingual learning environment for children age 1-12years old.
Discovery Montessori Academy is an IB PYP Accredited School (School No. 0523385) , and is the first and only school in Hong Kong to offer a Montessori Elementary (ages 6-12) Curriculum and International Baccalaureate (IB) Program Framework.
At DMS and DMA we offer an extensive academic curriculum which include the familiar subjects such as math, science, history, geography, and language—which are presented through an integrated approach so that the strands of the curriculum interrelate. Our mission is to help each child develop naturally: independence, internal motivation, self-discipline, creativity, self-esteem, a love of learning as well as a strong social responsibility. DMS and DMA classrooms are inviting, prepared, spacious and bright environments that provide the perfect platform for child centered learning, using an effective practical, sensory, and visual approach to learning, all driven by a strong Montessori Curriculum.
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Diego enjoyed very much his time in DMS. I don´t recall one day when he didn´t want to attend school or stayed there being sad, he felt at home and free at DMS. He developed strong relationships with other children and made his best friends there!!! He had the opportunity to be taught by 2 amazing teachers (Ms Natalie and Ms Asha) who were caring, paying close attention to his development and making sure I was aware of his progress. Diego is very rational. He is logical in his conclusions and his thoughts are very well structured. He is also very organized with his toys and supportive with activities at home. He is an independent boy ...and I think all this is product of the Montessori education. I am very thankful for this. I am very happy with the progress I have seen in the development of Diego and he was very happy being part of the school and its activities. Thanks for all!!
"Free the child's potential and you will transform him into the world" It takes an astute teacher to understand each child as an individual in a busy class. Only with great patience and a high emotional quotient can teachers truly develop strong bonds with their students. Forging this close bond with the child will facilitate his readiness to approach the world with confidence. DMS can pride itself in having cherry picked their teachers to fulfil these tall requirements. A tailor made teaching approach to each kindergarten child seems formidable, but happens in their classes. In his two years in DMS our son has grown by leaps and bounds. We have seen him swell in confidence, acquire excellent social skills, experience the joy of learning and further develop his inquisitive mind. His excellent preschool experience has laid a strong foundation for his future and opened his mind to the limitless possibilities this world has to offer. Thank you DMS for moulding our little boy beautifully. We will miss you!
Hello! My son Caleb had attended the Discovery Montessori School (DMS) in Sheung Wan for the past three years and it is my pleasure to write of our experience at the school. My wife and I had decided early on to choose a school that uses the Montessori style as we believe it is most attuned to the natural development of children and respectful of the individuality and autonomy of each child. We chose DMS despite living in Kowloon as we believe it provides the most orthodox form of Montessori teaching style as opposed to other schools that claim to be Montessori but are actually a mixture of styles. Each class has two teachers (one teaches English and the other Putonghua) who are qualified Montessori teachers. We have been very happy with our time spent at DMS and grateful to all the teachers who had taught Caleb over these three years including Ms. Natalie and Ms. Elisha, Ms. Tiffany and Ms. Cheung, Ms. Asha and Ms. Wong. They have been very patient and professional in nurturing Caleb (who is very shy and sensitive) to becoming more confident and independent. Caleb has been allowed to learn at his own pace and enjoys his time at school. The teachers are responsive to questions and we believe they really go the extra mile to deliver a very positive experience for every child. Thank you DMS !!
Thank you so much for offering the opportunity for Victor to study in DMS. As a graduate Victor had a fabulous year here. Our educational goals are to provide the joyful and fun learning environment that Victor needs in order to have a happy childhood. We want to provide the education which is the most suitable with his talent. He can achieve his maximum potential in all different areas. That is why we choice Discovery Montessori School. DMS is absolutely the best choice for our kid. The school presents a worldwide learning community of educators, students and families and emphasizes developing globally minded students, which is suits in well with our child. We believe that Victor has benefited a lot in the past year. DMS’s unique teaching methods that puts more weight in active learning in the early stage. Best Wishes!
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