North Carolina School Report Card Welcome Letter

Dear Parents, Students, Faculty Members, and Community Members,

Welcome to the 2014-2015 North Carolina School Report Card for Willow Oak Montessori. The North Carolina School Report Card is one way for stakeholders and community members to learn more about our school and how it compares to other schools in the State.

Willow Oak Montessori strives to assist children in achieving their unique potential as responsible global citizens by nurturing self-confidence and independent decision making in a stimulating, creative, and diverse Montessori community. We are proud of the academic growth that our students demonstrated in our school's second year, particularly because we have maintained a deep respect for the unique growth trajectory that each child follows.

In addition, as an authentic Montessori school,  we are passionately committed to the development of the whole child into independent, peaceful, and responsible citizens. As a result, we spend considerable time and resources helping to support the development of each child's social, emotional, physical, and executive function skills. For example, every student benefits from formal mindfulness instruction and practice every week during the school year.

The single most effective way to understand what is happening at Willow Oak Montessori is to see it for yourself. To that end, I invite you to schedule a visit to our school to experience what a Montessori education looks and feels like.

Please contact me directly to discuss any questions you might have about our school. Thank you for your continued support of our Montessori learning community!

Peace,
Pete Rubinas
Head of School