Values & Diversity
Sprouts is a nurturing and supportive school. Every child is respected as an individual and valued as part of the community. Children are encouraged to be independent, self-motivated, and responsible as they discover who they are and who they want to become. At the same time, children are encouraged to be aware of the needs of others.
From the very beginning, Sprouts children observe and reflect the Montessori philosophy of grace, courtesy, respect, and openness to others. As the children move through Lower and Upper Elementary, they are encouraged to think about their role within their community and their environment, developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that benefit the larger world outside the classroom, and that reflect compassion, empathy, and a commitment to peace and justice.
Drawing students from many cultures, the school encourages families to share their histories and traditions. For example we also celebrate international festivals like Halloween and talk about World Festivals along with Indian festivals. The school celebrates Diwali, Pongal, Christmas, Eid etc.
The school’s mission regarding diversity grows out of these fundamental values. The school’s diversity statement reads:
Sprouts is committed to welcoming, recruiting, sustaining, and supporting students and their families, faculty, and administrative staff from a diverse mix, socio-economic, ethnic, cultural, family style, learning style, physical differences, and religious backgrounds, in order to create an inclusive community and to prepare our children to be leaders in a multicultural world.