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Frequently Asked Questions About Brookfield Academy

How can I learn more about the Montessori Method?

We welcome your visit and the opportunity to share more about a Montessori education. Our administration team is available to discuss our school, to answer any questions you have, and to arrange a convenient time to meet with you. We encourage you to visit our school to see the Montessori learning and teaching in action. We carefully schedule these visits to ensure that the children’s learning is not disrupted. Our school also offers Parent Education Workshops throughout the year to help parents continue to learn about the Montessori Method as well as what and how children learn. There are also many resources available through books, websites, and video that we recommend.

What are the educational goals of a Bright Horizons Montessori School?

Bright Horizons teachers strive to provide the highest-quality Montessori curriculum and learning environment for each individual child. Every member of our community is valued for their distinctive abilities, talents, and personalities. We embrace diversity in all its forms at all levels of the Bright Horizons family.

The goals of a Bright Horizons Montessori School are to:

  • Stimulate the development of the total child: emotional, social, physical, and academic
  • Create a nurturing and accepting environment in which each child feels secure, respected, and loved
  • Provide an enriched, stimulating educational setting with safe limits in which each child is an active explorer
  • Encourage each child to become self-directed and independent
  • Provide a framework of conscious discipline
  • Inspire creativity and the development of a positive self-image in each student
  • Establish a cross-cultural environment and introduce concepts of global peace

Visit the Montessori Curriculum page to learn more specific details about learning for toddlers, preschool or elementary-aged children.

What is AMS and why is your affiliation important?

The American Montessori Society (AMS) is the foremost advocate for quality Montessori education. AMS sets the high professional standards that inform Montessori education as practiced in AMS-accredited schools and taught in AMS-affiliated teacher education programs. AMS is also a hub of all things Montessori: an information center for its members, the media, and the public; a voice in the public policy arena; and a mobilizing force for the global Montessori community, through support services, research, and professional development events. Visit the AMS website to learn more and discover the many resources they provide.

What is the application process for Brookfield Academy?

First, learn about our Admissions Process.

We strive to provide prompt attention to all school admissions applications received. Once the completed forms and deposit are received, applicants are placed on a waiting list pending availability in the campus and program of choice. We invite you to contact us at any time during the schools admission process.

Online payment system provided by Bright Horizons Family Information Center.

What is Bright Horizons' process on checking the background of employees?

Bright Horizons conducts a comprehensive background check on all prospective employees and frequent visitors. The background check consists of a county criminal record check for the past seven years performed in all counties that a person has lived, worked or attended school. In addition to the county criminal search, a sex offender search, OFAC search, and a social security verification trace are also conducted. For all location employees, program licensing background checks required by the state are also performed.

Are all faculty members trained in CPR and first aid?

All Bright Horizons faculty members are trained regularly in CPR /First Aid and Universal Precautions, even if not required by the state. You can feel confident that your child is safe and receiving the best care possible at our school.

Do you provide meals at school?

Students can order from our hot lunch menu or pack a healthy lunch.

How can I obtain information about tuition?

Our tuition is dependent upon your child’s age, developmental level, and the location of the school you have chosen. We also recommend that you visit our school for an in-depth conversation with a member of our administration team, so we can help discuss the best options for your family and child. Visiting is also the best way for you to learn about our school community and to determine if a Montessori education is right for you and your child. Please contact our school to learn more.

Can I visit my child at school any time I'd like?

Brookfield Academy has an open door policy. However, to avoid disrupting lessons in the classrooms, we do ask that you contact us in advance to arrange the best time to visit. We also recommend talking with your classroom teacher about how we can best accommodate you. We strive for building partnerships with parents that will best meet the needs of your child and family.

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