The faith formation model that Providence Montessori Christian School uses follows the Montessori approach to learning. PMCS offers an experiential means for a child to explore and develop their relationship with God. Our faith formation is experiential, interactive, and engaging, in order to meet each child’s needs and learning style. The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, which we incorporate into our regular classroom routine, provides a prepared environment that allows children to encounter the living God directly, provides them with a language of faith, both verbal and symbolic, and maintains a deep respect for the spiritual life of the child. Virtues education also permeates daily life at PMCS. The children engage in daily rituals and milestone rituals that highlight prayer – praise, petition, and thanksgiving – as an integral aspect of human life. Faith is practiced in the classroom through caring conversations, devotions, service, rituals, and traditions. Service learning is the third component in faith formation at PMCS. The children make concrete connections between the theological truths they encounter and the virtues they practice in the classroom and living Christianity in the world through service learning. PMCS seeks to provide age-appropriate opportunities for children and their parents to be involved in service learning together. The school, together with Eternity Church, offers students opportunities to practice and share their faith through participation in the ministries, liturgies and activities of the congregation.
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