to Geiger Montessori Elementary School, a public Montessori school in Tacoma
Public School District. Our beautiful new school was designed and purpose-built
for Montessori instruction and opened its doors in the fall of 2012. We enjoy
large shared activity areas, access to a learning courtyard, a rooftop garden, two
science labs, a dedicated gym, a multi-purpose room, an art room, a computer
lab, and a host of other amenities.
basis of the Montessori Method of instruction is a combination of the prepared
environment with specially selected materials, and a teaching style that
emphasizes observation and guidance rather than direct teaching and providing
teach three simple rules; they govern all that we teach, expect and encourage
in our students. They are:
Care for yourself.
Care for each other.
Care for this place.
Montessori classrooms, the design facilitates independent learning and
exploration. Typically, Montessori classrooms are bright, warm, and inviting:
filled with plants, animals, art, music, and books. Students are found
scattered around the classroom, working alone or with one or two others. They
tend to become so involved in their work that visitors are immediately struck
by the peaceful atmosphere. Students of different ages often work together on
are proud to be Washington’s second public Montessori school, and we invite you
to become an active member of our community. We are all enriched by the
experience of relating to and working with one another as we “follow the
children,” striving to create optimal learning experiences which assist our
children in becoming self-actualized adults.