By Fabi Benitez, Senior at Cristo Rey High School and SJMS Intern
St. Joseph Montessori School is unique from any other school. Children are responsible for their own tasks to be completed. This is not a playing environment, it’s a working environment. Classmates will engage together in a class activity with the teacher(s) and then continue the day to improve their spelling, writing, reading, and math skills. Focus is key when working on an activity. As an intern, I am amazed on how smart and concentrated the students are. They are committed to completing something with purpose and are self-confident about their work. The teachers perceive themselves as a guide to help them, but the students are learning and pushing themselves to strive for better.