Why Montessori?

All children deserve the chance to achieve their full potential.

Child development and education experts can now provide data that supports how Montessori, originally created 100 years ago for the poorest children in the slums of Rome, can benefit all children in this country.

The Montessori philosophy is grounded in the science of human development based on an understanding that every brain is “wired to learn.” Each classroom is designed for hands-on learning – guided by teachers trained to interpret stages of intellectual and physical development – so that all children blossom into self-directed and enthusiastic learners.

The Montessori approach offers children intentionally prepared environments that are full of beauty and order. Materials in the classroom are appealing and designed to meet the developmental needs of each child. Montessori-trained teachers are the bridge between the environment and the student, first through careful observation of each child, and then by providing appropriate instruction and guidance.

What do children in a Montessori classroom gain? In addition to learning the subject areas they need to know, they get this knowledge through their own desire to learn, by following their passions and making connections. Their learning reaches far beyond tests. They learn by doing things, working collaboratively, making mistakes, and solving problems. Montessori education guides them to emerging fully in the world.