We further these ideals in modern Montessori education, not by attempting to create a so-called color-blind society, but by accepting and embracing the differences that make us all unique. Blended families, nuclear families, single-parent homes, and multicultural backgrounds all have a place in our student body. In addition, the Montessori approach also accepts the wisdom of all cultures. There is more than one way to view the world, and looking at things from another's perspective helps us grow in both knowledge and character. Students at our school come from all ethnicities, income levels, backgrounds, and creeds. It's important for children to be able to recognize these differences and not fear but rather embrace their peers.
Teaching children to be global citizens is perhaps the most important part of any education. The world we live in is growing smaller every day, and multiculturalism is essential. The Montessori education model is perfect for multicultural families, and our students will always be supported and nurtured by their peers and educators.
- R. Rodriguez