About Montessori

Italian born Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952) developed her method following a decade of observing children and how they learn through using their bodies, minds and hearts. She began studying children as a medical doctor and saw how they developed cognitive skills when working with specific materials and in a nurturing environment where they were free to explore and manipulate those materials.

Through 40 years of her observations she was able to develop and evolve her method and create materials she believed would allow the children to delve into their imagination, encouraging a desire for independence and joyful learning, and develop respect for others.

In a Montessori classroom children are valued as unique individuals, and learn a sense of community through the multi-age mix that makes the classroom more of a community. The children will work alone, in small groups, alongside peers or with a friend and therefore learn to adapt to many different learning situations in their futures.

The Montessori environment gives children a strong foundation on which to build their teenage, adolescent and ultimately adult self. Children cultivate respect for others as well as their environment when they are treated respectfully by others. The ethos of the Montessori classroom runs on respect and belief in the children that they can accomplish more than most people would initially give them credit for.

Although now more than a generation old, the Montessori Philosophy is used and recognized world-wide as a progressive approach that helps mould children into confident and independent students.

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