Our values

 Our declared aim is to allow as much freedom as possible but set as many limits as necessary. Children and their development are the focus of our interest. We place a high value on the development of a consciousness of social rules as well as the acquisition of scholastic and intellectual skills. Independently of any cultural, denominational or political direction, we intend that children should be allowed to grow into intelligent, autonomous, socially adept members of our society.

 Consideration for other people, reliability and precision, together with care in dealing with the environment – these are values that we do not simply claim for ourselves but also aim to pass on to the children entrusted to us. In the end, the results of the educational work in any individual case can only be as good as the support provided for the principles of Maria Montessori in the family home.

Guiding principles

 Embody consideration actively - in our multicultural, integrative school, we treat each other with mutual care and respect.

 Develop autonomy and self esteem – we support and encourage every child to act independently and autonomously.

 "Help me to do it myself" - we are committed to this instruction from Maria Montessori. 

 Maintain a prepared environment – a lovingly prepared environment offers children the

stimulation to develop freely.

 Promote a qualified team – a skilled and dedicated team supports children as they grow and develop.

 Require the parents to cooperate – parents and educators work hand in hand with children on their development.

 Support lifelong learning and training – we place a high value on the continuous

development of our teaching staff so that we are prepared for the challenges of the future.

Quality Assurance

 Our basic values remain stable, but everything else is in flux. The demands placed upon individuals and institutions change constantly and the growth of human understanding calls for us to continue learning throughout our lives. In order for us to meet these challenges, we need a continuous system of Quality Assurance. We have therefore defined ten areas that account for the quality of our day-to-day work.

  1. Overall concept: the three supporting pillars are the Montessori Method, trilingualism and a comprehensive spectrum of childcare.
  2. Socio-emotional area: to ensure a climate of respect and trust among children and adults alike.
  3. Educational method: the basis for success in learning is formed by resources rather than a deficit-oriented approach.
  4. Didactic: high quality materials in a perfectly prepared environment facilitate a growth in competence in a variety of ways.
  5. Learning targets: encouraging a pleasure in learning does not exclude the need for effort.
  6. Integration: recognising deviation from the norm as enrichment and opportunity.
  7. Communication: actively maintain and enrich discussion among children and adults
  8. Working atmosphere: work together on the realisation of jointly defined goals.
  9. Organisation: display a flat hierarchy and a transparent structure as a director-led school.
  10. Support: substantially support and lighten the load on the key functions of “education” and “childcare” through the work of peripheral services.
  11. By regularly checking our performance in these ten areas, we guarantee full quality assurance for our service.