The Montessori educational philosophy is an approach to education in which a child's natural development guides his instruction. Students use concrete tools to develop a strong understanding in concepts, which paves the way toward abstract thinking.
Developed by Maria Montessori in the early 1900’s
Emphasizes hands-on learning
Crucial component of Montessori is emphasis on the whole child
Students are guided through academic, social, physical, and emotional growth.
Why a Montessori Education is Worth the Investment:
A proven format of education that has been in use over 100 years and in more than 22,000 schools worldwide. It works. It’s not affected by legislative changes.
Educating the whole child: physically, academically, socially and emotionally. Preparing the child for life, not just the academic portion, including practical skills carried on at home and in the community.
An educational experience based on a three year developmental cycle in the same environment. This provides the child a beginning, middle and end process to fully envelop the learning opportunities, and it allows the teacher to get to know and understand the child and how to best guide her to her fullest potential.
Fosters self-direction, allowing the child independent thinking in order to build problem-solving skills and creativity, now on high demand from colleges and employers.