The Montessori Method
"Early childhood education is the key to the betterment of society." - Maria Montessori
The Montessori method of education is a system of education for children that seeks to develop natural interests and activities rather than use formal teaching methods. It was developed by physician Maria Montessori. It emphasizes independence and it views children as naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a sufficiently supportive and well-prepared learning environment. It discourages some conventional measures of achievement, such as grades and tests.
"The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn." - Maria Montessori
For more than a century, the child-focused approach that Dr. Maria Montessori developed for educating children has been transforming schools around the world.
As soon as you enter a classroom, you know that you've stepped into something unique. Montessori classrooms are immediately recognizable. You will see children working independently and in groups. Children are deeply engaged in their work; and respectful of themselves and their surroundings.
The Montessori Method nurtures self-motivated growth for children and adolescents. in all areas of their development—cognitive, emotional, social, and physical.
"One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child" - Maria Montessori
Montessori education is student-led and self-paced. At the same time, it is guided, assessed, and enriched by knowledgeable and caring teachers within a nurturing environment.
The multi-age classrooms are designed to create natural opportunities for independence, citizenship, and accountability. Children embrace multi-sensory learning with an inquisitive approach. Individual students follow their own curiosity at their own pace, taking the time they need to fully understand each concept and meet individualized learning goals.
Montessori students grow up to be confident, enthusiastic, and self-directed learners and citizens, accountable to both themselves and their community. They think critically, work collaboratively, and act boldly and with integrity. What better outcome could you wish for your children?
Learn more about the Montessori method by visiting the American Montessori Society's website':