"childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can read, write and count. Childhood is a small window of time to learn and develop at the pace which is right for each individual child."
As a public Montessori school, we take great pride in our understanding of caring for the whole child in: body, mind, spirit, and emotionally. Using beautiful Montessori materials our students learn and develop deep understandings through concrete experiences among a multi-age cohort. Our hope is they build relationships, independence, responsibility, and knowledge through daily interactions, learning and experiences that will serve their present and future needs.
As the principal at Killarney School, I have a strong commitment to know each and every student through daily connections. I observe our students to be leaders. They advocate for themselves and they ask relevant and genuine questions about the world around them. They recognize and own their actions and are cognizant how they can influence and impact others in both helpful and harmful ways. Killarney students are our hope and promise for tomorrow.
We have lived 2 years of uncertainty and under the cloud of a pandemic but 2 years has given us time to reflect on what is truly a priority. We have dealt with illness, constant shifts, changing rules and regulations, quarantining and isolating, and all that covid-19 has forced us to face yet through it all it has become 100% clear the heart of our existence remains in the relationships we have. Our priority at Killarney School has always been, and continues to be, relationships and as we look to adding to our school community with the 2022-23 Kindergarten expression of interest (formerly alternative program registration), we are excited to nurture relationships with new families and students.