OUR MISSION

We provide authentic Montessori elementary education (ages 6-12), while allowing and enabling children to discover their inner potential and to excel academically and personally.

Our cornerstone is each individual’s emotional and psychological wellbeing, as well as character development, just like it was for Maria Montessori. Each child is viewed and treated as the individual she or he is: with different interests, learning styles, abilities, gifts, strengths, potentials and talents that need to be discovered, enhanced and invested in. With respect and individualized attention, each child can become an independent, self-aware, self-disciplined and self-motivated learner and global citizen of the world.

OUR SCHOOL
Morningside Montessori Elementary, a non-profit company, is the first elementary school in Cyprus that promotes sustainable changes through innovative, non-mainstream teaching that enhance values of peace, reconciliation, inclusion, ecology and humanism, while following the Montessori method and philosophy.
Peace Education
Peace Education

Our school aims to promote grass root changes in society, towards peace and genuine egalitarian dialogue between future citizens of the world. At the heart of our program is Peace Education, an essential element of the Montessori method. We full-heartedly embrace Maria Montessori's thought that "Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war." From small interpersonal conflict, to larger instances of bias and bullying, educating for conflict resolution as well as for acceptance of differences is a cornerstone of our philosophy. As a country in conflict, cultural integration for our new generation can offer hope not only for Cyprus but for the Middle East.

Ecology
Ecology

We emphasize the fact that we are part of a larger system that extends into the environment. We aim to assist in the cultivation of a deep love for nature and respect for life. Our school places emphasis on coming in frequent contact with the earth.

At Morningside we place particular emphasis to the world that surrounds us: the natural environment as well as the social world – immediate and afar. We believe that we are not isolated from our surroundings. As Dr. Montessori put it “We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.” This unity is first and foremost achieved without our community and it reaches out to the world at large.

Research in the field of education points to the fact that nature is a powerful teacher: ‘the outdoor classroom’, as it often been referred to, cultivates curiosity about learning in general as well as respect for all living things. Frequent contact with nature in beneficial for the psychological and emotional well-being of the child (and adult alike). Children who are connected to the natural world become a beacon for positive change.

Trilingual
Trilingual

Morningside is the first tri-lingual school of the country, where all three of Cyprus's official languages are embraced and taught. Learning about ‘otherness’ as something to be embraced; developing empathy and compassion, as well as self-respect; understanding and appreciating each child’s difference, and individuality these are all aspects of Montessori philosophy that we highlight. To that extend, we aim to promote communication, understanding and appreciation of the two main communities of the island via the school’s trilingual emphasis. The teaching language of our school is English, and the same time all children will be taught Greek and Turkish.

Community & Inclusion
Community & Inclusion

We are all interconnected and interdependent. We need to cooperate and unite to maximize our potentials, not compete. Our school’s community includes not just the students, teachers and staff members, but also the children’s families. We aim to embrace and reach our students' families, through dialogue, ongoing communication, education and community events. Together we can create the environment within which our children will thrive.

Morningside similar to all Montessori schools, welcomes all children: We promote inclusion for all.  A minimum of 10% and a maximum of 15% of our students are children with visible or invisible disabilities.

 

Areas Of Study
Math
Geography
Astronomy
Botany
History
Literacy
Zoology
Practical Life
Language
our staff
Our team is comprised by professionals who understand and commit fully with passion in the vision, mission and strategy of the school.
Fees

Annual Fees (for 10 months school year): € 6,000.

Deposit upon registration: € 350 (€ 300 toward 1st term’s fees; € 50 processing fees).

10% deduction of fees for the second child.

10% deduction of fees for upfront payment of the academic year

The school runs from 7:30 am (drop off) to 3:30 pm. Class begins at 8:30 am. Breakfast and snack are included and are provided by the school. Lunch can either be provided from home or there is an option for catering at an extra cost. On most days there are Afternoon Clubs which run until 5 pm at an extra cost. These vary from term to term, and they include (but are not limited to) Drama and Theater Club, Chess Club and Robotics and Programming. 

WHY MONTESSORI
  • A well-balanced, holistic system: a method that focuses not only on cognitive, but also on social, emotional, creative and moral skills and development.
  • An educational system that has been proven to be effective for over a century, that is based on solid scientific research and is in agreement with recent neuroscience findings about the way the brain works and learns.
  • Freedom to choose from a well-prepared array of developmentally appropriate and child centered activities and tasks that promotes life-long love for learning and exploration.
  • A method that respects and aims to expand and explore each individual’s potentials for growth.
  • An individualized method that meets children where they are, and does not use competitive forms of assessment. 
Maria montessori
Maria montessori

Dr. Maria Montessori (1870–1952) is one of the most innovative childhood pedagogues of the 20th Century. She was a pioneer in the field of childhood education and, impressively, her ground-breaking method has survived almost intact for more than a century. The Montessori method is still considered one of the most robust pedagogical systems, with more than 7,000 Montessori schools all over the world. The method’s resilience is due to its profound theoretical foundations that includes elements from the fields of pediatrics, child and developmental psychology, pedagogical anthropology as well as philosophy, and to its detailed and vigorous methodology.

Dr. Maria Montessori was the first female to receive a medical degree from the University of Rome (in 1893); she was also a holder of a doctorate degrees in psychology and philosophy, and a professor of anthropology. Maria Montessori was nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize (in 1949, 1950, and 1951) for furthering international understanding through her work.

This brilliant, driven woman, who was evidently ahead of her times, was the creator and developer of a unique educational philosophy and pedagogy that goes well beyond the transmission of knowledge. The Montessori Method aims to cultivating the whole being.

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Famous Montessori stories

The Montessori Method was endorsed and financially backed by famous personalities and scientists including Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Sigmund and Anna Freud, Gandhi and Jean Piaget.

Jean Piaget
Jean Piaget

The celebrated Swiss developmental psychologist made observations in Montessori schools, and served as the Head of Swiss Montessori Society for several years.

Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell helped create the first Montessori school in Canada.

Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison kick-started four Montessori schools.

Fred
Fred "Mister" Rogers

PBS host Fred "Mister" Rogers pushed for expanding Montessori education.

FAMOUS MONTESSORI GRADUATES

Many famous Montessori Graduates also attribute their Montessori education to their path to success, including:

Larry Page & Sergey Brin
Larry Page & Sergey Brin
CO-FOUNDERS OF GOOGLE
Princes William & Harry
Princes William & Harry
BRITISH ROYALTY
Jimmy Wales
Jimmy Wales
FOUNDER OF WIKIPEDIA
Will Wright
Will Wright
DESIGNER OF THE FAMOUS COMPUTER GAME 'THE SIMS'
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
NOBEL PRIZE WINNER FOR LITERATURE
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
FORMER FIRST LADY TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
George Clooney
George Clooney
ACADEMY AWARD WINNING ACTOR
Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos
FOUNDER OF AMAZON
Katherine Graham
Katherine Graham
FORMER OWNER OF
THE WASHINGTON POST
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Dorieon 20,
Ayios Andreas 1101
Nicosia, Cyprus

t. 22 317 136

info@morningsidecyprus.com