At Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School (RHMS), one of our directives is to bring the world into the classroom using a multitude of resources. The transformation of classroom into 'real world' requires not only physical resources such as textbooks, exercise books, maps, globes and an ongoing emphasis on incorporating technology into the classroom via everyday computer usage, presentations, smartboards, and other digital devices; it also requires very important abstract resources such as imagination, vision, and passion. These are all encouraged under the careful supervision of our nurturing staff. We believe that, together, these components are essential for a student's success in advancement of knowledge and development.
In the last two decades the RHMS curriculum, like the world, has evolved and changed. RHMS is committed to remaining current and preparing its students to participate fully and effectively in today's society. That being said, it is our mission to ensure that the traditional core knowledge and the educational philosophy at the preschool
and elementary levels has been, and will continue to be, consistent over time. Our task of bringing the outside world, its challenges, and realities, into the classroom is one that will allow students to understand the dynamics of any situation or environment they may encounter. This entire process is what we call practical life teaching.