Meeting the Needs of the Adolescent
Junior High adventures
“In the soul of the adolescent, great values are hidden. In the minds of these boys and girls there lies all hope of future progress and the judgement of ourselves and our times.” – Maria Montessori
An adolescent whose needs are met demonstrates joy, selflessness, optimism, confidence, cooperation, self-discipline and good judgment. BHMS offers an adolescent program within the context of the regular Montessori school, providing a supportive learning environment specially tailored to meet the needs of adolescents. Happy and healthy teenage experiences are essential for developing the coping skills and knowledge for successful adulthood.
The Junior High Community participates in monthly micro-adventures as part of the experiential education program and two longer trips, one by canoe and the other on bike. These experiences are essential to the healthy development of each adolescent. They develop self-esteem, resilience, and problem solving skills. They also learn the essential skill of trust; trusting themselves and their community.