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Whole Earth Montessori

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At a Glance

At a Glance

Faculty

18 full-time

7 part-time

Average years of experience: 10

Maximum Class Size

12:1 Student to teacher (Preschool/Kindergarten)

15:1 Student to teacher (Elementary/Middle School)

20-24 Students per Class

Smaller groups for specialist class instruction

Where Are They Now?

In the past 25 years, WEM graduates went on to specialize in the following areas of study (by %):

  • Liberal Arts
  • Health + Science
  • Legal
  • Politics
  • World Studies

Frequently Asked Questions

In 2017, WEM completed a major “phase two” three-classroom renovation and expansion. This was in addition to our brand new, three classroom building in 2015. Plans are in place to renovate the remainder of our campus in the near future, further improving the educational environment for both students and their teachers.

Question Answer
Name The Whole Earth Montessori School
Founded 1986 by Dianna L. Galante, M. Ed.
Director Joseph A. Galante, M. Ed.
Students 175
Faculty 18 Full-time, 7 Part-time
Accreditations AMS (amshq.org), PNMA (pnma.org), WFIS (wfis.org)
Departments Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School, Activity Club
OUR MISSION VISION
Our mission is to nurture in each child a respect for self, others and the environment through academic excellence, a global perspective and environmental awareness utilizing the philosophy, methods, and materials advocated by Dr. Maria Montessori.
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Steve Jobs

2017-08-20T12:26:06+00:00

Steve Jobs

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Dr. Seuss

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2017-03-13T11:54:16+00:00

Dr. Seuss

Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
We spend the first year of a child's life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There's something wrong there.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

2017-08-20T12:34:06+00:00

Neil deGrasse Tyson

We spend the first year of a child’s life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There’s something wrong there.
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Nathan Sawaya

2017-08-20T13:04:45+00:00

Nathan Sawaya

If I’m creating a free-form piece of art, I can make it look like anything I want, and nobody will say it’s wrong.

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Albert Einstein

2017-08-20T12:52:30+00:00

Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.
There really is no such thing as race. We are one species — each of us much, much more alike than different. We all come from Africa. We all are of the same stardust. We are all going to live and die on the same planet, a Pale Blue Dot in the vastness of space. We have to work together.

Bill Nye

2017-08-20T12:50:07+00:00

Bill Nye

There really is no such thing as race. We are one species — each of us much, much more alike than different. We all come from Africa. We all are of the same stardust. We are all going to live and die on the same