The Quest Vision
Quest Montessori School is assembling the pieces of the puzzle necessary to realize our vision of developing the state’s foremost Toddler to 8th grade Montessori campus for our community.
Currently, construction is underway on our new home and expanded school at 1150 Boston Neck Road in Narragansett with an aim for a May completion.
Weekly updates on the construction process and progress can be found on the Quest Facebook page.
Our ultimate goal is twofold: to provide our community with the full complement of space and resources that the Montessori approach to learning can provide, while also making it possible for even more children in Rhode Island to experience the extensive benefits of a Montessori education.
Furthering Our Approach
In following the Montessori curriculum, Quest serves the needs of the whole child. Montessori teaches classical content. It is the teaching method that makes it different. Our students build a connection with their teachers as well as a love of learning, which helps them excel through higher education and beyond.
At Quest, students are emotionally supported and learn how to be independent, academically motivated, artistically creative and physically active. The school is a safe, caring and peaceful environment that will prepare students of diverse backgrounds to pursue that which inspires them.
The new campus will bring the benefits of the Montessori approach to learning to more families and provide an affordable alternative educational environment for students and families. As the state’s foremost Toddler to 8th grade Montessori School, Quest will also serve as a resource for the community and a learning lab for educators and student teachers.
Plans are under way to move into our new home in Narragansett for September 2012. The school will incorporate a new preschool and kindergarten, and will accommodate close to 180 students. Currently, there is no Toddler to 8th grade Montessori School locally serving South County and Kent County families.
“With this new campus, we can finally bring the benefits of the Montessori approach to learning to even more students and families, while enhancing the environment for our existing families through new classrooms, a preschool, summer camps, and room for multi-day labs,” says Paul Raymond, Head of School, “all in an environmentally responsible building and a safe, nurturing environment.”
By planting gardens, creating recreational fields, and gently clearing trails for discovery and exploration in the woods surrounding the new site, Quest will be able to provide ample space for our community.
A Green School
In keeping with its mission, Quest intends to create a “green” school and pursue LEED certification. By implementing environmental and sustainability programs throughout the campus and curricula, the Quest community also teaches the students environmental stewardship by example. This environmentally sound ethic for development holds many lessons for our students. It provides valuable lessons in pursuing dreams, goal-setting and perseverance, as well as how to use our limited resources wisely.