It is the child who makes the man, and no man exists who was not made by the child he once was.
- Maria Montessori
We are committed to providing an academically excellent, developmentally responsive, socially equitable and respectful environment which is supportive for all students’ learning and growth. KJH provides a rigorous academic program based on the Montessori philosophy which will enable them to reach their full potential as responsible and effective leaders in our communities, our cities, our country, and the world.
To ensure a child-centered approach to continuous learning, social development, emotional growth and physical well-being of preadolescents and adolescents. We strive to help every student be prepared for a world of rapid changes and unforeseeable demands. By creating small learning communities of adults and students in which stable, close and mutually respectful relationships support all students’ intellectual, ethical and social growth.
We recognize that early adolescence is characterized by dramatic cognitive growth, which enables students to think in more abstract and complex ways. Our curriculum and extra-curricular programs are challenging and engaging, tapping young adolescents’ boundless energy, interests and curiosity. Students learn to understand important concepts, develop essential skills, and apply what they learn to real-world problems.
THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM
Designed to prepare students for a rigorous high school education through long–term independent study, leadership responsibilities, and increasing involvement in the outside community.
Advisory group for morning meetings.
Seventh and eighth grade students work together in their main subject areas, humanities, science, and language arts in a rotating two year curriculum.
Small group math instruction based on students levels.
Variety of means for demonstrating mastery including tests, projects and presentations.
All students interested in attending KJH must take an admission test. The admissions test is given in January and April and June.
We create academic groups of approximately 25 students. The academic groups are randomly assigned. Groups will include 7th and 8th graders.
Advisory time is created to maintain a “family” environment that provides social, emotional, and academic support. Students meet at the beginning of each day for both formal and informal check-in opportunities
Habits of Mind are skills sets that give students strategies to become powerful learners. Each advisory group works with the Habits of Minds.
2734 North Coria St.
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone (956) 542-0500