About the Absorbent Mind Project
“This is the moment in the life of man when we all do something for the betterment of humanity.”
– Dr. Maria Montessori
Now is the time! We must rethink, redefine, reshape what “school” is, and what excellence is in education; cultivating creativity, diverse talents and a global perspective. We will combine education, families and community with a proven pedagogy.
Our vision is to create an education revolution. The demand for a new approach to learning has become a global phenomenon. Educators, families and communities are willing this change. If we can educate more children to tap into their full potential, our children will become the catalysts of this change toward a peaceful and better future for themselves and society. With your help; together, we can make this happen.
Through the Absorbent Mind Project, Blue Ridge Montessori will be a school that empowers children to become who they naturally are; empowered to love learning, empowered to be themselves, empowered to realize their individual talents, empowered to deeply respect and see the interconnection with each other, humanity and the environment.
We envision a new community campus servicing children aged 0-18 years and their families. It will be an extension of Blue Ridge Montessori School’s existing elementary, preschool, and infant/toddler programs with the addition of a middle school, high school, parent/community education center and Montessori teacher training facility.
We are currently in the planning phase of this one of a kind educational facility that will encompass almost 18 acres in the heart of central Virginia. We have established a significant capital campaign with the ambitions to raise $10 million to wholly fund this project. Our campaign will ensure commitment, financial support and ultimately the fruition of the future plans of our community school.
“An education capable of saving humanity is no small undertaking; it involves the spiritual development of man, the enhancement of his value as an individual, and the preparation of young people to understand the times in which they live.”
– Dr. Maria Montessori (Education and Peace)