This is the essay we submitted to Abacus Montessori seeking admission for Rhea. Though our chances seems to be limited, we believe that if its God’s will, we will hear back from them…… And as the bible says why trust in men when you trust in the God. “It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.” – Ps 118:8
Dear Sir/ Mam,
“Give a man a fish; you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish; you feed him for a lifetime.”- A Chinese Proverb.
Education is progressive and continuous. Educational institutions should aim to open the child’s mind to think & learn independently. It should strive to create an environment where children gain knowledge through self discovery and internalization of concepts by application. There should be an opportunity for young minds to learn in a fun based atmosphere rather than being forcefully taught.
Value based education for children is imperative. The responsibility of raising children with strong values and self-esteem lies mutually shared between the family & the school. Children must be taught the importance of integrity, personal accountability and to respect diversity right from an early age.
The right foundational education builds a child’s future. Early education is precious as it is one medium, apart from home, that moulds & develops a child’s personality for life. There must be a right amount of focus in imparting foundational skills like problem solving, reasoning, social skills, self management & decision making that grooms the child into a confident individual.
Teachers need to be mentors. Mark Van Doren said the art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. A good institution should invest in teachers who are responsible, competent & confident professional who will be promoting the child’s development with care.
We believe Abacus offers an engaging learning platform nurturing young minds, intellectually, emotionally & socially. We believe that Montessori system provides the right foundation & better outcomes than traditional methods. With a strong focus on basic skills & projects, the progression into the ICSE board offers a more holistic platform than the other options which continue focusing on academic performance & marks alone.
In a nut shell, Abacus’s beliefs & philosophy aligns with our needs. We feel Abacus provides the right environment for our daughter to blossom into a positive, confident and responsible young lady.
Priyadarshini Abraham Vimal R Abraham