ABOUT MARIA MONTESSORI
The 8 Principles of Montessori Education
- Movement and Choice
- Intrinsic Rewards
- Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic learning
- Prepared Teachers and Environment
- Whole Child Development
- Peer Collaboration with Mixed Age Groups
- Interest and Abilities Drive Instruction
- Order, Concentration, Coordination, Independence
The Parent Perspective
Why Montessori School?
The classrooms are communities with the ground rules designed to promote independence, consideration for others, and self-discipline. The younger children teach patience and empathy, and the other children are role models, providing the younger ones with assistance with work and help in adjusting to the classroom.
In a Montessori class, all disciplines are integrated. Math and Language skills, knowledge of scientific principles and history complement each other, and are applied together to make each lesson meaningful and interrelated.
Each lesson employs all three modes of learning: Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic – to open up the world for all the students. The children follow through with their studies individually and in small groups, proceeding at their own pace of learning.