Mission: Brixham montessori friends school (bmfs) honors each child's individuality, creativity, and intellectual potential through enriched montessori educational programs.
Programs: Bmfs is an independent school located in york, me that serves children (ages 2 to 10) living in the seacoast region of southern me and nh. Founded in 2000, bmfs has grown steadily from its humble roots as a quintessential "one room schoolhouse" with 1 teacher and 8 students into a thriving community of 85 students, 72 families, and 16 teachers. Bmfs has established itself as an integral partner for families seeking a holistic educational experience that differentiates its curriculum for the needs of each child. The school provides elementary, preschool, and toddler programs based on the core principles conceptualized by maria montessori and other progressive educational theorists. "follow the child" and "freedom with responsibilities" are two montessori principles that bmfs deeply honors and respects. Bmfs is considered a leading early education program in the seacoast region. All lead classroom teachers have bachelors degrees and are required to be montessori certified. Additionally, the majority of classroom teachers have advanced degrees (27 total degrees, including 7 with masters) and 5 are bilingual to include spanish, german, korean, portuguese and french. Each classroom is designed to provide the optimal montessori experience with a core focus on language development, mathematical foundations, sensorial cognition, and everyday living fundamentals. These foundational subjects are coupled with big-picture thematic surveys of the arts, sciences, and cultural studies, which creates a global mental framework in each child that lives and grows with them throughout their lives. The core curriculum is further enriched with fitness and health, music, spanish, drama and studio art. At bmfs, each child's individuality, creativity, and intellectual potential is honored and all students are respected and treated as leaders, writers, artists, scientists, actors, and musicians.