The Montessori Method

The Montessori Method

The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood. Dr. Montessori’s method has been time tested, with over 100 years of success in diverse cultures throughout the world.

It is a view of the child as one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment. It is an approach that values the human spirit and the development of the whole child—physical, social, emotional, cognitive. Discover how parents describe the Montessori experience:

Hallmarks of Montessori

  • Multi-age groups to foster peer learning
    • Toddler:18 months – 3 years
    • Primary: 3 years – 6 years
    • Lower Elementary: 6 years – 9 years
    • Upper Elementary: 9 years – 12 years
  • Uninterrupted blocks of work time (work cycles)
  • Guided choice of activity
  • Specialized Montessori learning materials
  • Aesthetically pleasing environments
  • Freedom within limits
  • Emphasis on respect for others through peace education

Information derived from American Montessori Society