The learning environment of DMA is based on the Montessori philosophy because of its emphasis on the development of the whole child. Maria Montessori recognized that children have an innate desire to learn and, given the proper environment, will thrive intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically. This “prepared environment,” as Dr. Montessori termed it, includes not only the classroom with its materials and authentically trained teachers, but also a social setting and atmosphere where children can reach their fullest potential. DMA is open to all eligible students, and proudly adopts an educational approach that specifically addresses the community’s diversity to ensure that, truly, no child will be left behind.
At DMA, our vision is to awaken within each child his or her unique potential that will enable them to make a valuable contribution to society.