Discover the Montessori Difference!
- Cultivates each child’s natural love of learning
- Individualized learning
- Strong foundation for a lifetime of learning excellence
- Hands-on exploration
- Broad, culturally-rich curriculum with unique reading and math programs enhancing literacy development
- A world-renowned method with a proven track record
- Values-based with peace education and conflict resolution skills taught
- Empowering children to develop inner discipline, independent thinking, and confidence
- And many more positives!
What is Montessori?
Montessori education is a comprehensive approach that was initially created by Dr. Maria Montessori in Italy in the early 1900’s. She learned through extensive observations of and work with children that they learn best by interacting with their environment. In fact, if they are given a carefully prepared environment in which the children are allowed to follow their own developmental needs, then children are capable of teaching themselves much more than adults typically try to teach to children. This insight led her to develop specialized materials along with a philosophy of teaching that has been a proven method for over 100 years now in countries all over the world, under all types of conditions, including thousands across the United States in Public, Charter, and Private Schools.
Common features you will find in a Montessori school include:
- Multi-age groups – younger children learn by watching the older children, and older children reinforce their own learning by helping the younger children
- Scientifically developed kinesthetic (hands-on) materials with built in control of error
- Children working together in groups or concentrating on a work by themselves.
- Integrated subjects to educate the whole child including Language, Mathematics, Biology, Geography (both political and the study of world cultures), History, Art, Music, Astronomy, Geology, Physics, Chemistry, Movement, Practical Life skills, and development of the senses, character, and social interactions
- Long uninterrupted work cycles