We follow the Love & Logic philosophy, which helps children internalize rules and become self-directed in their behavior. This discipline method includes giving choices, problem solving, redirecting, and periods of “taking a break” when negative behavior is aggressive or consistent. Our first choice will always be redirection.
We request that parents do not spank their children in the school. We work with children to help them find alternatives to responding physically in stressful situations and strive to make the school a safe place where hitting and other aggressive expressions are not acceptable.
Occasionally, Montessori Academy of Owasso staff must dismiss a child from the school due to failure to adjust or behavioral needs which our staff cannot meet. When this is the case, our staff will try to suggest other programs or alternatives for the parents.