Montessori Insights

 

The Abba’s Orchard Erdkinder

This documentary captures the adolescents' passion and initiative to bring learning outside their classrooms by interacting other communities beyond their own farm...

micro-economy. In the world of Montessori, this is the Erdkinder. It engages academic discipline, hones leadership,actualizes empathy, demands hardwork, valorizes the spirit, reveals mission.
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The 2017 Montessori Adolescent Summit

The Montessori Adolescent Summit on Air and Climate Change was one of the eight summits that was conducted in 2017 under the auspices of the Montessori Institute for the Science...

of Peace (MISP), Washington D.C. and the North American Montessori Teachers Association (NAMTA), Cleveland, OH.

The Summit was held on March 1 to 4, 2017 at the farm campus of The Abba's Orchard in La Granja Estates in Bukidnon, Philippines. It was attended by close to 50 students from four Montessori adolescent schools operating in seven (7) campuses.

 

Along with other adolescent summits that were organized by the MISP / NAMTA through other Montessori schools in Canada, the United States, Costa Rica, France, Mexico and Austria to talk about a focused topic from among the seven (7) elements in Montessori's Interdependency Chart (Air, Water, Plants, Energy, Land, Animals, Humans), the Philippine Summit produced a manifesto of a vision and actionable projects to be launched by the student delegates in their own campuses and communities. All summit delegates are converging in Prague in July 2017 to unify their voice and commitment.

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Montessori vs Conventional Education

Montessori and Conventional Schools are diametrically different in the way they view a child. Conventional schooling views the child as an object that needs to be acted upon, whereas...

Montessori believes the child is a free agent that can and will act for themselves in learning and discovering the world around them.

 

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Standardized vs Personalized

Montessori believes each child is uniquely gifted. Because of this, the pedagogy is more personalized than standardized. Children are mostly exposed to hands-on learning and to...

‘figuring things out’ — a key element to the development of the Executive Function, which is an indicator of life success. Brain science today confirms that Montessori children tend to rate superior in Executive Function over children enrolled in traditional schools. Studies have also shown that Executive Function is significantly correlated with high mathematical and language skills.

 

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Welcome Message

Erdkinder Farm Campus
La Granja Estates, Bukidnon
First Montessori Farm Campus in Asia-Pacific

From the very start, the Abba's Orchard School has provided environments that have been prepared to bring out the best in your child.


Dr. Maria Montessori dedicated her life to documenting the natural tendencies and sensitivities of your growing child. Her vocation has led to what is now known as the Montessori Method of Education.


Education in Montessori thought goes beyond academic objectives;


Its focus has always been to INSPIRE your child to become a lively, engaged, self-motivated, creative, responsible and caring individual.


When INSPIRED, a person does more and does excellently.


Montessori INSPIRES your child by creating PREPARED ENVIRONMENTS.


Discover the Prepared Environments for your child.


Discover them for your home.


Discover True Montessori!

Why Choose Us

Open House 2017
Children presenting to Parents

01

PERSON

In partnership with an informed and cooperative home environment, students bloom to become lively, engaged, self-motivated, confident, creative, responsible, and caring individuals.

02

PLACEMENT

High admission rate to the country’s top three universities.

Open House 2017
Children presenting to Parents

Open House 2017
Children presenting to Parents

04

PURITY

Adherence to the standards set by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) with school proponents formally trained in all levels of the Montessori Spectrum from Infancy to Adolescence

05

PASSION

  • The Abba’s Orchard Teachers go through a 2-year intensive in-house training and internship program.
  • Very low teacher turnover.
  • Inspiring Prepared Environments from Infancy to Adolescence.
  • The first and only Montessori Farm Campus environment in Asia-Pacific.

Open House 2017
Children presenting to Parents

Meet Our Founding Directors

JOSEPH CHRISTOPHER N. BARRAMEDA

Director, Erdkinder Adolescent Program
Director, Administration and Finance

MARIA ANGELICA PAEZ-BARRAMEDA, Ph.D.

Director, IC/Casa/Elementary Programs
Director, Faculty Development

The vision of the teacher should be at once precise like that of the scientist, and spiritual like that of the saint.

What the Graduates Say

Programs

Trained Montessori teachers will teach. Their training is rigorous in theory and practice, developing skills in presenting all the manipulative materials and scientific charts to the children in all academic disciplines. But they will not teach as much they are to inspire.

Inspired children, like any other human being, will accomplish more.

How then does Montessori inspire the child? By creating Prepared Environments.

Infant Community

"Little children, from the moment they are weaned, are
making their way toward independence."

Casa

"Plainly, the
environment must be a living one,
directed by a higher intelligence, arranged by an adult who is prepared for his mission."

Elementary

"Psychologically there is a decided change in personality, … nature has made this
a period for the acquisition of culture,
just as the former was for the absorption of the environment."

Erdkinder

"...there is an opportunity to learn both academically and through actual experience what are the elements of social life.
We have called these children the "Erdkinder" because they are learning about civilization through its origin in agriculture. They are the 'land-children.'"

Campuses

Quezon City – Blueridge

early childhood
14 mos. - 6 y.o.
childhood
6 - 12 y.o.
adolescent
12 - 18 y.o.
IC Casa Elementary Erdkinder

Antipolo City – Taktak Road

early childhood
14 mos. - 6 y.o.
childhood
6 - 12 y.o.
adolescent
12 - 18 y.o.
IC Casa Elementary Erdkinder

Fort Bonifacio – McKinley Hill

early childhood
14 mos. - 6 y.o.
childhood
6 - 12 y.o.
adolescent
12 - 18 y.o.
IC Casa Elementary Erdkinder

Tagaytay – Sta Rosa Road

early childhood
14 mos. - 6 y.o.
childhood
6 - 12 y.o.
adolescent
12 - 18 y.o.
IC Casa Elementary Erdkinder

Muntinlupa City – Westgate, Alabang

early childhood
14 mos. - 6 y.o.
childhood
6 - 12 y.o.
adolescent
12 - 18 y.o.
IC Casa Elementary Erdkinder

Taguig City – Bayani Road

early childhood
14 mos. - 6 y.o.
childhood
6 - 12 y.o.
adolescent
12 - 18 y.o.
IC Casa Elementary Erdkinder

Cebu City – Magsaysay Road

early childhood
14 mos. - 6 y.o.
childhood
6 - 12 y.o.
adolescent
12 - 18 y.o.
IC Casa Elementary Erdkinder

Cebu City – Tandang Sora

early childhood
14 mos. - 6 y.o.
childhood
6 - 12 y.o.
adolescent
12 - 18 y.o.
IC Casa Elementary Erdkinder

Iloilo City (opening August 2019)

early childhood
14 mos. - 6 y.o.
childhood
6 - 12 y.o.
adolescent
12 - 18 y.o.
IC Casa Elementary Erdkinder

Bukidnon – La Granja Estates

early childhood
14 mos. - 6 y.o.
childhood
6 - 12 y.o.
adolescent
12 - 18 y.o.
IC Casa Elementary Erdkinder

Cagayan de Oro City – Alwana

early childhood
14 mos. - 6 y.o.
childhood
6 - 12 y.o.
adolescent
12 - 18 y.o.
IC Casa Elementary Erdkinder

Davao City – Obrero

early childhood
14 mos. - 6 y.o.
childhood
6 - 12 y.o.
adolescent
12 - 18 y.o.
IC Casa Elementary Erdkinder

Davao City – RGA

early childhood
14 mos. - 6 y.o.
childhood
6 - 12 y.o.
adolescent
12 - 18 y.o.
IC Casa Elementary Erdkinder

"We are thankful that Ysa was introduced into the Montessori Method through Abba’s Orchard Davao early and developed the love for lifelong learning and cultivated the attitude of pursuing excellence in everything she does."

 

– Dr. Anne Echavia, mother of Ysa, together with the whole family has migrated to Canada.

My son Cole has always been gifted with a busy mind. When he was small he loves to make experiments or simply put his toys together creating something out from it. In his previous school, he lost that passion. He often complained that school is boring. But in Abba’s Orchard School (AOS), Cole forgot about how he felt in his old school. In less than a year he discovered a lot of things. I cannot forget how happy he was on his first day in AOS . After learning about the parts of a leaf, they were told to go out to look at it themselves. He just can’t stop telling me “I love my new school.”

 

– Chelo Fortich, mother of Alexa, Cole & Madie. Abba’s Orchard Farm Campus Bukidnon