Emerson Elementary School is the first public Montessori school in Oklahoma. The Montessori method of teaching focuses on a self-paced model with emphasis on hands-on activities that help students develop skills. According to Stephanie Jones, a pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teacher, it’s not a “one-size-fits-all approach.”
With concerns over the quality of education available to Oklahoma’s students, this method of instruction is a unique option available to students in Tulsa and is not used in any other schools. While the building may be more than 100 years old, the education is state of the art.