At any age, all children begin to develop a love and understanding for virtues. The foundation of this program allows children to gain a true understanding for respect. Respect for their environment, their friends, teachers and most of all them selves. A classroom in a Montessori environment is not property of the teacher but of the student. Children understand that if mistreatment of materials is demonstrated with their activities and other articles in the environment their actions show up as consequences in their community.
For example: Our students realize the importance of tending care to their materials, for if it is broken other friends will not have the opportunity to learn from what the activity has to offer. If an accident occurs where something is broken our students seek out solutions on how to clean up (if necessary) and then how to help fix. Within the areas of Grace and Courtesy, our children are exposed to over 200 lessons which, to name a few, allow them to express gratitude, gentleness, care, honesty, cleanliness, consideration, cooperation and determination.