Smithville Montessori Academy Inc. II (SMAII) encourages the development of the whole child by providing a comprehensive Montessori education, cultivating independent thought and foundational skills as well awareness of each child’s environment; empathy for others; social ease and confidence. We strive to create an environment that inspires children to develop inner discipline, self-assurance, and a love for learning. Our respect for uniqueness of each child helps to develop lifelong skills during periods of their greatest readiness and sensitivity.
We strive to create an environment that inspires children to develop inner discipline, self-assurance, and a love for learning. Our respect for the uniqueness of each child helps to develop lifelong skills during periods of their greatest readiness and sensitivity.
Smithville Montessori Academy Inc. II provides a complete Montessori education that considers the whole child’s emotional, intellectual, physical, and social development by addressing uniqueness, nurturing, emotional needs, and an academic environment.
We believe this is best accomplished by:
- Providing a curriculum that follows Montessori standards using informed research on child development and learning.
- Fostering a love for learning and building lifelong learners.
- Embracing diversity in which students can learn to respect racial, ethnic, cultural, and economic differences.
- Recognize that personal growth involves responsibility towards others, their community, and the world.
- Foster a support system of parents and community, teachers, and students.
Education and Lifelong Learning- We believe the Montessori Method of education is the best model for our school and students. We value a prepared environment that is both purposeful and peaceful. A hands-on stimulating environment allows children to achieve success as lifelong learners.
Community-Building a team of students, teachers, leaders, parents, and volunteers allows for a diverse group that works together for the school’s best interest. Each person is expected to take responsibility for their actions and contribute to the success of the school, students, staff, and families.
Compassion-We respect children and each other as we build a community that supports and demonstrates a Montessori philosophy in their everyday lives. We value the uniqueness of each member of our school and community and recognize every child or teacher may have a different need at a different time. We will respond with compassion and be guided by our school rules and policies. We are humans and must treat each other with integrity, dignity, and kindness.
Excellence- We strive to attain high-performance standards in what we do to develop the maximum potential of every student and teacher. Our students are guided to be self-motivated, self-disciplined, and independent learners with respect for their school and environment. We will continue to seek ways to improve our school.
Meet the Founder & Director
My name is Robin Galloway and I started SMA Montessori School with a desire to provide children with an opportunity to experience and learn through the Montessori Method of teaching. I hold one accredited Montessori Certification:
- AMS (American Montessori Society)
I have worked with all ages of children from infant through school age and have thrived to further my education as a Master of Social Work to become a licensed therapist (LMSW). I am currently working towards my clinical license (LCSW). I have also enrolled in The Center for Guided Studies (CGMS) Infant-Toddler training course with a completion date of Fall 2024.
I love working with children and families and have the luxury of being surrounded by a fantastic team of teachers. We take a team approach when working with children.