A Message from Our Principal, Jeff Waxman:
Choosing a school for your child is a monumental decision and not to be taken lightly. After a quarter of a century as a Montessori teacher and administrator, I know what a huge leap of faith it is to entrust your offspring into the care of a teacher, a classroom, a school. Have I done the right thing? Is this a place where my child can flourish? Will they get the skills and foundation that will make them successful later in life? At the risk of sounding dramatic, the repercussions last a lifetime.
The relationships that blossom over the course of a Montessori “three-year cycle” are strong and deep: between student and teacher, students and students, and teacher and family. I remember my first year as a Montessori teacher. A father was very skeptical of me and I sensed it immediately. He didn’t know me. I was new to the school. Of course, that trust needed to be earned. Three years later, on our last day of his child’s elementary experience, he leaned in shaking my hand and told me, “Jeff, you have taught me so much about being a father…”. I have never forgotten that.
My greatest joy has been witnessing the unfolding and blossoming of children who enter their classrooms full of so much potential, and who emerge from their Montessori schooling (perhaps a three-year cycle or more) confident, self-assured, creative, independent and so aware of who they are as people. Some of those former students of mine from twenty or so years ago are now young adults who’ve graduated college, successful professionals; many of them have become my friends. One stood up and spoke at my wedding.
Montessori education is a gift that you give your children. Students who attend the Montessori School Bali thrive on the order, consistency and freedom within limits. Our Lead Teachers help to shape their character and bring your child their passion, infused into everything they do in their classrooms. We know that choosing a school is a big decision. You have made a good one. There are gifts in store that your children and your family will carry with you for the rest of your lives. Welcome to Montessori School Bali. You made a great choice. We are so glad that you chose us!