An Authentic Montessori Environmental Education Program

“He does it with his hands, by experience, first in play and then through work.

The hands are the instruments of man's intelligence.” - Dr. Maria Montessori

Developed over twenty years at Nature’s Classroom Institute, this innovative and rapidly growing program is a whole new facet to a student’s experience.  Similar to a high school course, where you would take Chem Lab with a Chemistry lecture course, students will enjoy dedicated “Lab” time to investigate the sciences.

In EcoLab, action and discovery reinforce classroom work.  

Student curiosity is elevated with this hands-on, integrative approach while comprehension is deepened through exploration.  Incorporating the whole environment, students can experience and truly understand not just science but all subjects.  Classes span a broad variety of topics, from Botany to Astronomy and Physics, Chemistry to Zoology and more.  Group and team-building field experiences are an additional component that improve peer-bonding, self-development, positive communication, leadership skills and the ability to problem solve.  

In addition to EcoLab, students are offered dedicated time working and maintaining our beautiful Discovery Garden.  This practical life skill continues to be a valued cornerstone of the White Rock Montessori experience.

White Rock Montessori is delighted to be bringing this exciting program directly to our students for them to explore all year long!