Welcome to Jogjakarta Montessori Elementary School. Amidst the strong culture of Java, our school is the pioneer in bringing forth the spirit of Montessori system of education. The child-centered educational approach has awaken the society in response to a system of education which values the human spirit and focuses on children learning. This universal system works just as amazingly here in Jogja as in Australia, China, America, France and Netherland.
The passion of the children to learn is astounding. The classrooms and corridors quite literally buzz with enthusiasm and discovery as the children explore their individual interests. The children here seem to run into school in the morning with beaming smiles, greeting everyone they pass with a pleasant ‘selamat pagi, or ‘good morning’ and a polite shake of the hand.
As they grow you see the growth in confidence that this simple act engenders, from the young ones who are shy in their first days and don’t yet want to greet, to the 12 year old who are comfortable with the school and are able to verbalize their thoughts and knowledge to teachers and peers. This growth of confidence can be seen in other ways for instance when they stand up in front of an audience to present research, sing, play or recite. They have grown into thoughtful critical thinkers and problem solvers capable of making good choices and working in a team as well as independently.
Our growing team embrace the challenge in bringing up Montessori values in their classrooms. As all good educators should, the JMS staff are working hard to prepare our children for life. Students have opportunities for large group lessons, small group lessons, individual one on one lessons with a teacher and independent opportunities for making choices and practicing lessons for mastery. This curriculum is crucial for developing the whole child and our school is dedicated to bringing out the best in every child!
We look forward to welcoming you to our JMS community.