Diversity: at the heart of The Post Oak School
When Dr. Maria Montessori established the Casa dei Bambini more than 100 years ago, she created not only a classroom where children would receive an academic education, but also a social and emotional environment where children would receive and give respect to one another. At The Post Oak School, we strive to create a respectful relationship among parents, teachers, administrators, and children. That respect we have for one another necessarily requires us to appreciate the diversity that exists within our school community.
The Hall of Flags celebrates the birth nations of
Post Oak’s children and parents.
There are major religious, cultural, ethnic, racial, economic, and political differences in the world. The variety of differences represents a range of responses to universal human needs. In the Montessori classroom, we celebrate that diversity. We want our children to understand diversity as a confirmation of global human commonality. To gain a greater appreciation and understanding of human diversity, a Post Oak School Montessori education not only presents our children with facts, but also guides them to examine issues from many, and sometimes very divergent viewpoints, thereby allowing students to develop their own internal standards by which to live.
At The Post Oak School, we strive to educate the whole child, addressing our students’ social, emotional, physical, creative, spiritual, and intellectual needs. In preparing our children for the future, we are showing them how to learn, think, and communicate effectively and work cooperatively with others. Demonstrating to our children how to understand and acknowledge the differences among people in the world and how to live in harmony with one another is a major part of their preparation for life after they leave The Post Oak School.