Welcome from Head
¡Bienvenidos! 欢迎! Salve! Welcome to our school!
Bowman is a community of children, parents, faculty, administrators, board members, and friends working together to create an environment that promotes a love of learning, as well as working to educate the whole child and, in doing so, creating lifelong learners.
The Bowman program is an impressive example of the principles of Montessori education at work for your child. At Bowman, self-directed and individualized learning forms the core of the educational experience. Based on years of educational research, we believe that children can and must learn to accept responsibility, develop independence, and make decisions that help manage their own learning. Working individually with their teachers, all Bowman students help plan their daily and weekly goals. They supplement their core academics with materials and topics of their own interest. They also participate in evaluating and communicating their own educational progress.
Because each child brings a unique mix of strengths and weaknesses, children often progress at different rates in different areas. To support and respect each individual’s development, the children at Bowman who can move faster in a subject area move ahead freely and are not held to the pace of slower students or the limitations of a grade-structured curriculum. Children who need more time and attention on a subject are provided the resources they need to succeed.
Through their years at Bowman, our students acquire strong academic skills, yet also:
Maintain their love for learning, creativity, and discovery
Develop a sense of responsibility and confidence about themselves and the world
Build a strong foundation for lifelong decision-making, problem-solving, and critical thinking
Become well-rounded and socially adept individuals
All the best,
Mary Beth Ricks
Head of School