Montessori education is a time-tested, respected and effective education methodology that was founded by Dr. Maria Montessori, the first woman in Italy to become a physician. The hallmark of the Montessori program is the prepared classroom environment. Each classroom is equipped with hands-on materials for children to independently learn at their own pace. Children learn to solve problems, see natural connections in knowledge and learn skills related to practical living to expand their imaginative thinking. Maria Montessori believed that this type of classroom fostered independence and a love of learning for young children.
Self-Directed Choice in a carefully Prepared Learning Environment
Guided by Dr. Montessori’s discovery that children teach themselves, she designed a “prepared environment” in which children could freely choose from several developmentally appropriate activities.
“Free the child’s potential and you will transform him into the world” – Maria Montessori
Mixed Age Classrooms (Low Student Teacher ratio)
Montessori classes place children in mixed age groups forming communities in which the older children naturally share their knowledge with the younger ones. Montessori education emphasizes learning through all five senses. Children in Montessori classes learn at their own, individual pace and according to their own choice of activities, with hundreds of possibilities. Children engage in learning through their own understanding of the way that things work relative to his/her place in the world.
“We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being” - Maria Montessori
Grace and Courtesy, Discipline from within fosters creativity and imagination
Montessori education respects your child’s individual learning style. It is designed for your child’s success, offering adaptability of the curriculum to complement your child’s individual learning style. Childhood is a time when creativity is high and the minds are open. Since no two children learn the same way, Montessori offers a unique, individualized schooling for all children. Montessori serves the development of the whole child as a peaceful, caring citizen in the world. Children learn to take care of themselves, their environment, and each other, while being considerate and helpful along the way.
“The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. For that is the time when man’s intelligence itself, his greatest implement, is being