Education for life
Like all authentic Montessori learning environments, Omni's adolescent program has been carefully designed to meet the developmental needs of its students. Adolescents are no longer satisfied with the confines of the Elementary classroom. They are eager to be part of bigger social structures, to be deemed a legitimate part of the community at large, and to identify with a place that is their own.
The Omni Montessori School's Adolescent Program provides the setting and the means for teens to do exactly that — develop legitimate social structures, interact with the Omni and Waxhaw communities in adult-like ways, and oversee a place far more complex than a classroom. In their varying roles, students experience managing responsibility, negotiating relationships, allocating time, sharing space and duties, and much more. Ultimately, students achieve what Maria Montessori called "valorization" — an internal sense of value, acceptance, legitimacy and honor.