MGRI Online School
MGRI is a comprehensive bilingual (English/Spanish) offering four educational models – on-campus, hybrid (on-campus and online), online, and umbrella school; every one of them designed and dedicated to the holistic development of your child in an individualized and responsive setting. The principles that guide our programs are that each child – no matter the educational environment chosen (virtual or face-to-face) – shall feel safe, secure, and trusting with his/her relationships and interactions that is full of care.
MGRI ONLINE SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY & PRINCIPLES
We operate with principles that recognize the unique characteristics of your child guided by the pedagogical and humanistic philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori and others, as well as significant research findings in human growth and development..
Our online program is intended to provide a structured academic alternative that incorporates Montessori pedagogy and philosophy for families that are unable or refrained to have their child attend a face-to-face program. It does not replicate or substitute for the holistic experience of a face-to-face Montessori program.
All children and adolescents enrolled in any of our online bilingual (English/Spanish) programs are regarded with respect and treated as individuals. The student is seen within the appropriate developmental stage according to Montessori principles of 6-9 years (including kindergarten), 9-12 years, 12-15 years, and 15-18 years of age.
We respect the role of the families as educators and support them in preparing opportunities that meet the needs, interests, and abilities of their children. We strive to foster secure and trusting relationships with all families and provide assistance in facilitating learning in different environments.
MGRI is committed to standards of excellence in the relationships with families and their children and in the professionalism of our staff. MGRI has chosen to offer an online school program of education consistent with the recommendations of the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), the American Montessori Society AMS), and the International Montessori Council (IMC).
MGRI Online School follows the five objectives outlined in the National Education Technology Plan 2010 (DOE) for the foundation of our educational ecosystem: learning, assessment, teaching, infra- structure, and productivity:
1. Learning: engaging and empowering all learners through effective learning experiences that prepare them to be active, creative, knowledgeable, and ethical participants in our globally networked society.
2. Assessment: measuring what matters to leverage the power of technology by using assessment data for continuous improvement.
3. Teaching: engaging professional Montessori educators to provide personalized and individualized learning experiences for students.
4. Infrastructure: enabling all students and educators to access a comprehensive infrastructure for learning.
5. Productivity: using the power of technology to transform our educational system to improve learning outcomes.
We provide an environment that is free from discrimination of any type, including discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Kindergarten (5 years)
Kindergarten children are encouraged to become independent, engaged, and autonomous learners as they prepare to transition into an Elementary program. Kindergarteners are introduced to progressively more advanced concepts across all subject areas.
Elementary I (6-9 years) & Elementary II (9-12 years)
Dr. Montessori described this stage as the second plane of development, where the elementary child has moved from a state of physiological and psychological independence into one more of mental and intellectual independence. The elementary child’s interests and abilities expand into abstraction, imagination, and peer interactions, with an increased awareness of morality, justice, fairness, and culture. While the focus of the earlier plane of development was mostly on the self, the elementary child becomes more focused on others, particularly the local community of family and friends.
Secondary I (12-15 years) & Secondary II (15-18 years)
According to Dr. Montessori, the adolescent years are described as the third plane of development with an emphasis on social and economic independence. The young adolescent person is characteristically sensitive to issues of social justice, personal dignity, and a sense of belonging, while strongly influenced by idealized heroes and role models and an expanding awareness of the global community. Growing intellectual, academic, and cognitive abilities are activated by an intrinsic motivation and search for meaning.
THE ONLINE MODEL
The K-12 MGRI Online curriculum is rigorous and comprehensive and is aligned with Florida Standards to ensure a quality education.
The Montessori Global Online provides the centralized structure to access K-12 lessons, live class links, and other instructional tools in the MGRI academic program. The system provides access for parents to log student attendance, follow their progress, facilitate lesson planning, and access supplemental teaching. Access to the system requires a connection to the Internet through an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and a unique login for enrolled families.
MGRI Online uses the Moodle online learning platform; Zoom software for community meetings, webinars, presentations, and parent or individual student conferences; and Gradelink, Seesaw, Montessori Rx, IXL, and Khan Academy programs for communication with parents, online lessons and assignments.
- Curriculum guidance and counseling
- Maintenance of all academic records
- Educational and developmental assessment
- Extracurricular activities
- Online courses
- Parent events, seminars, and workshops
- Secondary II/Secondary II counseling for graduation requirements
- Guidance during transition to college/university
MGRI Online assesses your child’s educational progress during the school year and provides transcripts for enrolled students. We award diplomas to Secondary II students who complete all Florida Department of Education requirements for graduation.
The online school operates from 8:30am-3:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; Wednesday 8:30am-2:30pm.
The Montessori Global Online School follows the Volusia County School academic calendar for the school year from mid-August to the end of May, including most holidays and teacher planning. We observe fall, spring, and winter breaks in addition to being closed on Federal holidays.
Thank you for your interest in Montessori Global Online School. Visit our Admissions page and please fill out the inquiry form. The Director of Admissions will contact you to answer any questions you may have about the School.