|140th celebration Mass on March 24, 2011.|
The Montessori program at Incarnate Word Academy can be traced to three dedicated and committed women, Mrs. Irene Meaney, Mrs. Ellen Flood, and Mrs. Jean Adams.
As a result of their encouragement, and the work of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament, the first Catholic Montessori school in Corpus Christi was opened in September, l965, and has been in continuous operations since.
The Montessori philosophy may be summed up by the toddler’s plea “help me to do it myself."
We continue the legacy of Dr. Montessori, who felt that the goal of education should not be to fill the child with facts, but rather to cultivate the child’s own desire to learn.
The work of the teacher is to support and guide the child as he becomes an autonomous learner, engaged in the development of his or her unique self, as a competent, responsible and adaptive citizen.