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The Montessori Advantage
Montessori school education is based on the principle that a child learns best when the social environment supports his or her unique development. For this purpose Dr. Montessori created a curriculum and set of learning materials that provide experiences contributing to the growth of each individual learner.
A Montessori classroom is multi-aged. A heterogeneous group of children work in an atmosphere of cooperative learning, peer teaching supporting social and emotional development.
Respect for one’s self, for others and for the environment is the foundation for the classroom rules that govern the learning community. The aim of Montessori education is to foster competent, responsible, adaptive citizens who are lifelong learners and problem-solvers.
“The study of child psychology in the first years of life opens to our eyes such wonders that no one seeing them with understanding can fail to be deeply stirred. Our works as adults does not consist in teaching, but in helping the infant mind in its works of development.”
The Absorbent Mind
The Montessori Curriculum
Unique to Montessori pedagogy are carefully designed activities for coordination of muscle and movement; sensory motor refinement; verbal and written language learning, mathematical concepts and cultural & environmental appreciation.
Montessori provides a great educational environment. There are hundreds of hands-on activities in each classroom which makes learning fun. Our school building is designed for Montessori classrooms and specifically for the developmental needs of young children from toddler to kindergarten. Children explore activities in a clean, safe and beautiful environment including a green, well-maintained playground where children have fun.
We take pride in providing children a solid foundation to become life-long learners.
Special Issue of Science Looks at the Long-term Value of Early Education
This research is focused on understanding the impacts of quality intervention, both short and long term; a special section of August 2011: www.sciencemag.org/site/special/education2011
Learn more about Montessori Letter Work & Number Work.
The Montessori Method
“Our aim is not merely to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his inner core.”