Dr. Maria Montessori was an advocate for the “outdoor classroom” and emphasized children connecting with nature. Learning outside of the classroom is part of the CMCS curriculum. We not only organize numerous field trips throughout the year, but also support students when their passionate pursuit of understanding leads him or her out into the world to experience things first hand. For example, if one scholar was trying to determine the flora and fauna of the marsh, instead of reading about it in a book she could ask the lead teacher to organize a “Going Out” to Hobcaw Barony with a scientist well-versed in the inhabitants of the marsh terrain. It gives scholars real-life situations to explore their curiosity and have a rich body of experience.
View photos of our trip to Hobcaw Barony.
There must be provision for the child to have contact with nature; to understand and appreciate the order, the harmony and the beauty in nature.
Dr. Maria Montessori, an environmentalist ahead of her time