A Learning Approach for All Children
An advantage of the Montessori approach—including multi-age classrooms with students of varying abilities and interests—is that it allows each child to work at her own pace. Children with special needs, such as learning or attention differences, often thrive in Near North's setting.
Montessori teaching materials engage all the senses, important for students with distinct learning styles. Students learn by doing and are free to move about, an advantage for those who require a high-level of physical activity. NNM's uninterrupted work time and multi-age classrooms allow each child to learn at his own pace, without pressure to meet formal standards by a predetermined time. From an early age, we help all students see themselves as unique—with individual preferences, abilities, and challenges—which helps them form a confident identity to serve them for their entire educational journey.
Student Support and Wellness Team
Lead by our Director of Student Wellness, Near North's Social Support and Wellness Team is comprised of two learning resource teachers, two learning specialists, a case manager, and our school nurse. Working side-by-side with NNM's classroom teachers, these professionals provide the utmost care for each of our students.