Dongjiang, Laoshan District, China
The Montessori program at Baishan School is a member of the American Montessori Society (AMS), one of the premier Montessori organizations in the world. Early Childhood students are led by credentialed, co-lead teachers—one Chinese and one foreigner. Students are immersed in this dual-language model while being guided to develop skills in five curricular areas: Language, Mathematics, Cultural (Science, Social Studies, Arts), Practical Life, and Sensorial. The program is designed to inspire a love of learning, while developing independence, concentration, grace, and courtesy. This is achieved by allowing children to explore the classroom environment freely, engage with a rich array of didactic materials, and interact positively with their peers. At Baishan, we believe strongly that an educated child is a joyful child who lives in peace with self and others. In this way, Montessori education is transformational education- it is the way to a peaceful world.