82 Prospect St White Plains, NY 10606
Tel: (914) 946-0628
Our commitment at the Prospect Academy of Westchester is to create a safe and nurturing environment for each child so that he/she has the opportunity to develop a strong foundation onto becoming a lifelong confident and independent learner.
Prospect Academy is embracing European philosophy in early childhood education.
Our classrooms are community oriented, the parents and families are encouraged to take an active part in our school’s life. We value Reggio Emillia’s strong emphasis on the arts, including music, drawing, sculpting, and dramatic play.
We adopt Maria Montessori philosophy by combining individualized attention with a carefully structured environment. Our goal is to encourage individual progress and let children learn naturally and at their own pace.
We value Waldorf child- or play-centered teaching approach and follow this philosophy’s emphasis on active, outdoor and free play.
We strongly believe in importance of bilingual education: learning more then one language not only promotes early literacy but in addition, helps the children to recognize, understand and adapt to people from different cultures; an essential skill to have in our modern global society.
Our Teaching Approach
Our teachers show respect for the children: they provide a loving and nurturing care and at the same time help them do things and learn for themselves.
We put social emotional needs of the children in the center of our learning process. When children have choices, they are able to develop the skills and abilities necessary for independent learning, as well as positive self-esteem.
The children's play is a foundation of our teaching approach. “It may be said that we acquire knowledge by using our minds; but the child absorbs knowledge directly into his psychic life. Simply by continuing to live, the child learns to speak his native tongue" (Montessori, 1966).
We believe that is natural for our children to grow up in an environment where they hear and interact in more than one language and their school should be a natural continuation of this environment
Why We're Great
At Prospect Academy our teachers are our main asset. We choose our teachers carefully based on their qualifications, personal approach to teaching, their views on our philosophy.