Divine Angels Montessori of Cainta, Inc. is a family-owned educational institution founded by its President and School Directress, Ms. Camille Prats-Yambao. Its academic center lies at #11-13 Ascona St., Village East Executive Homes, Cainta, Rizal, and is currently the home of around 200 children who get to experience the Montessori-Eclectic Approach to learning. With its continuous increase in population, it is considered one of the top-growing schools in the municipality of Cainta.
When DAMCI was founded in 2008, it only offered pre-elementary education with 60 students from the village and the neighboring subdivisions. Initially, DAMCI intended to cater to preschool children only; providing kids ages 3 - 5 with a strong literacy foundation to be well-prepared to enter the elementary level. However, as the school year progressed, its board of directors, with the insistence of some parents decided to offer Elementary Level starting with 1st-grade level, adding one level each school year so that in six years’ time, DAMCI will be offering the complete Elementary Course (Grades 1 -6). The very reason for this expansion is to provide DAMCI’s preschool graduates with the kind of learning environment and approach they have come to love and embrace.
At the end of the school year 2008 – 2009, DAMCI had 13 Preschool Graduates. In its second year of operation in SY 2009-2010, Divine Angels Montessori was granted by the Department of Education the permit to operate a complete elementary course; that is, from the 1st-grade level of instruction thru the sixth grade. However, DAMCI adhered to the plan of just progressing to one-grade level each year. In January 2012, DepEd granted recognition status for DAMCI’s Preschool Level.
DAMCI endeavors to keep up in the competitive world of the Philippine academe by delivering the best quality of instruction through its competent and passionate teachers and staff, and by providing the most conducive learning environment through its facilities and equipment.
The year 2014 is a historic milestone for DAMCI as it opens its new and bigger academic center, a four-storey building with complete and conducive facilities.
Now on its 15th year, DAMCI offers Pre-Kindergarten and Complete Elementary (K-6th), and Junor High SchoolLevel adopting the K-12 curriculum mandated by the Department of Education with integration of Montessori techniques and practics. DAMCI’s curriculum is aligned and even goes beyond the requirements of DepEd as it desires to provide its learners with the best quality of education. DAMCI is committed to continuously improve in order to realize its vision of helping the country by honing our country’s children.
It is our mission to mold our students into becoming well-rounded individuals of great minds and character. We inspire our students to value excellence, to have a thirst for learning and a love for living by providing them with fun, meaningful learning experience in a wholesome and nurturing environment.
Honesty and Integrity
Divine Angels Montessori shall be regarded as a
HOME for QUALITY LEARNING where each child is nurtured to be an ANGEL to the society
DAMCI envisions a community of independent, lifelong learners, who are active contributors to nation-building.
The Montessori Philosophy
Divine Angels Montessori prides itself on being guided by the Montessori Philosophy of Education. Maria Montessori believed that children learn their best by doing things for themselves. We recognize that children learn most easily from birth to six years of age. At this stage in their lives, children know no limits in terms of motivation and are therefore at the perfect time to achieve maximum competence and perfection of skills and comprehension.
The children are given the opportunity to learn basic knowledge and skills through their own interests and hands-
on experience. They are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions and develop their self-esteem. They learn to trust their own ability to think and solve problems independently.
Our curriculum aims to develop the child holistically; touching all areas of intelligence and providing each child with opportunities to hone his God-given talents and strengths. We offer a balanced program that utilizes the whole-brain approach to learning; incorporating the arts, self-awareness, social interaction, music, physical education, and harmony with nature in core subject areas.
We use a variety of interdisciplinary instructional methods that appeal to all the intelligences, such as role-playing, musical performance, cooperative learning, reflection, visualization, story-telling, and so on. The development of your children’s thinking and problem-solving skills is highly achieved through life connections and practical day-to-day encounters incorporated into the syllabus.