what is montessori?



Introduction to Montessori

Montessori is a philosophy of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning, and collaborative play. In the Montessori classroom, children make creative choices in their learning while the classroom and the teacher offer age-appropriate activities based on classroom observation to guide the process. Children work in groups and individually to discover and explore knowledge of the world, build practical life skills, and develop their maximum potential.


Academic Programs                                                               

Primary (3-6 years old)
          Morning Primary, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM                                         
          Full Day Primary, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (Kindergarten year or with teacher recommendation)                                 
Lower Elementary (6-9 years old), 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM                                               


Why Montessori?

Montessori creates well-rounded individuals through teaching a subjects associated with mainstream education but taught within the Montessori structure, including practical life skills such as food preparation, cleaning, and gardening.  Although traditionally presented separately, Montessori interweaves subjects and skills to aid students in seeing their lives and education as interconnected. Although there are basic rules of instruction within Montessori to teach boundaries and build character, the majority of the learning is self-directed.  This allows children to move at their own pace.  Children learn more efficiently and enjoys learning, because they are interested in the activities they choose. The world around us continues to change, and the future success of our students is largely based on their abilities to learn new skills and adapt. 


WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?