This past fall, Atlantis Centers Montessori School (ACMS) opened its doors for children ages 3 to 12 years old for the 2011 – 2012 school year. Our non-profit school is founded upon the educational legacy of Dr. Maria Montessori who believed children have a tremendous capacity to learn. ACMS, a certified International Montessori school, offers an educational program that encourages self- directed learning and independence with special attention paid to living in harmony with nature.
As an MD specializing in environmental and occupational medicine, I knew how important it was for my own children, as well as my patients, to be in a natural, “green” environment and to eat food free of additives, refined sugar, hormones, and preservatives. I envisioned an educational center that would provide non- traditional education in a natural, holistic environment free of physiological and emotional stressors. My dream has become a reality: ACMS is a safe and natural, inspiring place for children of all different backgrounds to learn and grow and thrive.
We believe in promoting early academic achievement in a multicultural environment. Maria Montessori understood that all children are curious by nature and have a deep capacity to learn. Atlantis Centers Montessori School shares the same philosophy. At the school, children as young as three years old are learning:
- Basic reading, math, and social science skills
- Multiple foreign languages
- Music notation, composers, and different musical styles
- Self-expression through art and body movement integrated with the learning curriculum
By collaborating with our community leaders to support and enhance our programs and educational research, I truly believe we can help our children become self-confident, critical thinkers and our global society’s future leaders. I would love to meet with you and share ways in which community sponsors can provide tax deductible support, whether through donation of services or financial funding.
Please feel free to contact me by phone or email to come for a visit to see our school in action. I would also be pleased to contact you directly.
Hanan Ayoub-Fadil, MD
Founder and Director
Atlantis Centers Montessori School