It is the child who makes the man, and no man exists who was not made by the child he once was.
- Maria Montessori
Project Groups/ Community Service/ Internships
Project groups are exciting year long learning experiences. Students work collaboratively with peers, mentors, and teachers as they research and work on their project. Students are expected to meet the goals of the project assigned. To ensure the student gets the most out of their project, they are matched according to their interests, hobbies, and goals.
This project group explores the lives, passions and realities of being an artist. Students meet local artists and are exposed to different art mediums such painting, photography, music, and film The student will develop a firm understanding of art and those who create it. This project group will focus on a specific form of art every nine weeks. At the end of each concentration, students will create a personal piece of art reflecting their own passion.
This project group explores science, technology, and engineering topics through hands on explorations. By bringing science to life, students learn to problem solve, develop teamwork, and cooperative learning strategies with their peers. Students will participate in a regional competition composed of 13 experiments for middle school students. Students have the opportunity to advance to the state competition. To prepare for the competition, students will work by experimenting in all areas throughout the school year. Regional competition is held in February and the state competition is held in May.
Montessori Model United Nations
This project group explores issues of global concern. The Montessori Model United Nations culminates project study into a two day global simulation experience at the United Nations. This enables students to learn about the operations of the United Nations and its role as the world’s largest international peacekeeping and humanitarian organization. The group spends a significant time studying the United Nations and its committees, topic/issue facing their committee, the assigned country’s background and the rules of procedure for committee sessions. Each student delegate writes a position paper, explaining his/her country’s stance on the issue at hand.
Students attend the annual conference in New York city in April.
Architectural Design is not only a subject that is of interest to many students, but also one that offers an opportunity for diverse types of learning. Projects featuring architecture of both past and present not only offer the students lessons in the technology and construction aspects of architecture but also teaches history, providing the type of understanding about lifestyles, economy, and culture.
KJH strives for students to be disciplined and wanting to work for a change.
Community service is the best way to instill this sense of responsibility in them. In addition , values like honesty, humbleness, gratefulness, respect,
being non-judgmental and sincere, are some of the virtues to be learned from community service. Taking care of ourselves and others is a major life lesson for everyone.
In society, people spend a large amount of their time working. Therefore, personal satisfaction will be significantly related to job satisfaction. In order to make an intelligent career decision, a person needs to know their aptitudes and interests towards certain jobs. Internships provides students with an intensive look at different career paths.
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