Our three Montessori campuses in Fort Bend: Casa Dei Bambini Montessori (Riverstone and Telfair) and Petite Maison Montessori, have been going through the process of becoming American Montessori Society (AMS) Accredited. The experience has been a powerful learning opportunity for our schools. We strengthened bonds with staff and families as we engaged in the collaborative process of self-study. We had Montessori leaders on the visiting team at our school to share their valuable knowledge, which helped us discover our strengths and weaknesses and opportunities for improvement.
This process provided us with guidance, empowerment, and high ideals to help the school community implement and sustain the rigorous standards of quality Montessori education. We are the only school in Fort Bend that is in the process of achieving accreditation for three campuses at the same time.
During the accreditation process, the school should meet AMS’s rigorous standards of excellence, which are recognized by Montessori educators worldwide. It will also help us become recognized internationally, as it exemplifies Montessori education at its best. We serve as role models for others in the Montessori community who aspire to reach the same level of excellence for their schools. We are on the path of self-evaluation, professional development, improvement, and quality assurance.
AMS accreditation is increasingly recognized nationwide, granting our accredited schools advantages that may include: recognition at the highest level of their state’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) and a systemic approach to assessing, improving, and communicating the level of quality in early and school-age childcare and education programs.
We are very excited to be on Pathway 9 and waiting to receive our final approval. We will be modeling the Montessori ideal of a lifelong learner: one who engages in self-reflection, ongoing pursuit of knowledge, and improvement.