Welcome from Headmaster
“Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future”
- Maria Montessori
“Welcome to Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy on the Web! I want to personally welcome you to explore and learn about our community, programs, and philosophies. I have been intrigued with how children experience their world for my entire career as a researcher and educator. I have also been fortunate to study with some of the great moral psychologists of our time including Lawrence Kohlberg, Carol Gilligan, Robert Selman, and the founder of Sesame Street, Gerald Lesser. After graduating from Harvard, I taught a course with Pulitzer Prize winner Dr. Robert Coles called Social Reflection of Literature. I remember walking into Dr. Coles office and mentioning that I hadn’t read any of the books that he used in his course. I distinctly remember Dr. Cole’s response, “That is great Jeff, you can teach from your heart.”
At Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy, people teach from the heart. At Bruno Montessori we are always seeking to provide a well-rounded and complete education for each of our students, through the Montessori Method. This method provides the skills students will need to face a 21st century world; skills such as communication, problem-solving, creative thinking, and intrinsic motivation. As educators, we have learned that what children need to succeed in the 21st century, is the ability and creativity to understand others and quickly adapt to their environment, wherever their path may take them.
Our site will give you a glimpse into the encouraging environment JBMA provides for our students, faculty, and community. Under the About Tab you can find information about the foundation of our school, the history of JBMA, and the mission that our faculty lives by each day. Our programs offered at JBMA are outlined under the Programs Tab. Here you can learn about each level, Toddler through Middle School, and gain an understanding of how foundational learning is built upon through the entirety of a student’s time at JBMA. The Montessori Tab is a great resource if you are new to the Montessori Method, and would like to learn more about the benefits of a Montessori Education. Current parents can gain information about upcoming events, lunch menu, and Parent Teacher Organization Meetings under the Parents Tab.
I am thrilled to be at the Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy. Our school offers a unique community where people are known, needed, cared for, and have an opportunity to shape their environment. The community here is unified in one goal; to provide the best environment for each student to achieve success in all areas of their individual development.”
Dr. Jeff Beedy
Interim Head of School
Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy
Please feel free to visit my website for more information on where education is heading in the 21st Century!