Mission, Vision, Values
To offer a Christian-based Montessori education in a safe community where toddlers to young adolescents are encouraged to reach their full developmental potential. BHMS is committed to the academic, spiritual, physical and social growth of each child, which is the foundation of our educational approach.
Values shape thoughts and actions; they help students explore what is morally important, socially significant and personally fulfilling. We recognize that strong, clear values are the foundation on which we build success.
The community of BHMS is comprised of students, staff, parents, the Board, alumni and friends of the school. It works together to integrate into daily life the school’s values of excellence, respect, learning, faith, commitment and community, and dedication to personal growth. The community is brought together by a commitment to these values for the growth of each student.
The academic, spiritual, physical and social growth of each student is achieved through two methods: the Christian message of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and the Montessori approach as outlined by the Association Montessori Internationale and the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA).
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd teaches Christian values based on God’s unconditional love. In a separate prayerful environment in the school, students use hands-on material to learn about and encounter God in a meaningful way.
In the enriched Montessori environment, students work with sensorial materials at their own pace which leads to the development of critical thinking.