At Grace Montessori School, our goal is to set students up for success so that once they exit our doors, they can continue to embrace the Montessori Method in all that they do. One student who took the self-directed initiative and creative learning approach beyond her time at Grace Montessori is Eloise Asuncion, age 13.
A graduate of Grace Montessori and a current 7th grade bilingual student at Executive Education Academy Charter School (EEACS) in Allentown, Eloise recently reflected on her time at Grace Montessori School.
Q: When did you attend Grace Montessori?
A: I attended Grace Montessori from 2011-2021 (ages 3 – 12 years old).
Q: What accomplishments are you most proud of?
A: This year I’ve recently become accepted into the National Jr. Honors Society. In my first year at EEACS, I became a board member and joined the student body government. I’ve also received four academic awards and a Best 7th Grader award. I am the “valedictorian” of my class, with an overall grade of 100. I play two instruments and have written a few pieces of music on the piano. I have also performed at Musikfest three times and currently attend ballet classes.
Q: What goals do you have for the future, and what motivates you?
A: My future goal is to attend Stanford or Columbia University, attend law school, and eventually become the CEO of a law firm. My passion is helping people, especially in a work or school setting. I like to help people in school with their mental and academic problems.
Q: What is a favorite memory from your time at Grace Montessori?
A: My favorite GMS memory was going to aftercare, which students attended after school hours. I loved when it was Ms. Jessie, Alicia, and I having the best time just hanging out together and playing games.
Q: How did your experience at Grace Montessori help you in your current academic career?
A: Grace Montessori School helped me get where I am today by teaching me how to be independent, and compassionate and providing me with the tools to make good choices. Grace also helped by giving me an advanced education which helped me reach where I am academically.