At Bowman we offer a unique educational opportunity for elementary aged children, built on the principles of Maria Montessori.
The Bowman program embodies core Montessori beliefs of respect for people and for the environment. We believe that creativity flourishes in an atmosphere of freedom, acceptance and trust. Freedom does not mean doing whatever we want — adults must be firm, fair and consistent in setting limits, in order for children to build such self-discipline.
At various levels, students participate in “going outs”, a key piece of the Montessori elementary program. Going to the grocery to buy ingredients, a science walk to the creek, or a trip to the local library are all types of going outs that occur.
The Speech and Debate Club took a tour of the Superior Court in San Jose, meet with a judge, and watch a court proceeding as part of their work on government.
Middle School community service work includes weekly trips to The Little House in Menlo Park, a senior center to help with lunch service. This week, we made two trips with a special visit for their St. Patrick’s Day lunch. Bowman Middle School students carry trays and assist seniors with getting to their tables.
April 19 & 20- IMC Conference
April 29-May 6- Boston
May 20-24- Camping Week
May 27- Bowman Closed