Montessori education helps develop all aspects of the child.

What is Montessori education? For more than a century now, the child-focused approach that Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician, developed for educating children has been transforming schools around the globe.

As soon as you enter a classroom, you know that something different is afoot. Montessori classrooms are immediately recognizable. You will see children working independently and in groups, often with specially designed learning materials; deeply engaged in their work; and respectful of themselves and their surroundings.

The Montessori Method fosters rigorous, self-motivated growth for children and adolescents in all areas of their development—cognitive, emotional, social, and physical.

When a child is given a little leeway, he will at once shout, ’I want to do it!’ But in our schools, which have an environment adapted to children’s needs, they say, ‘Help me to do it alone.’

DR. MARIA MONTESSORI – THE SECRET OF CHILDHOOD

Maria Montessori

Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952) was one of the most influential pioneers in Early Childhood Education in the 20th century. Her philosophy and method have become known and recognised throughout the world and have significantly influenced mainstream education…

Montessori Philosophy

A Montessori classroom is comprised of children of mixed ages and genders. We believe that young children possess an “absorbent mind” that allows them to easily assimilate information and understanding through all of the senses. In addition, we believe that children have “sensitive periods” when their interests and abilities for acquiring certain skills are at a peak…

History of Montessori

Learn how the founding of the first Montessori school more than 100 years ago led to a worldwide movement.
The Birth of a Movement
In 1906, Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian educator, physician, and scientist, who had just judged an international competition on the subjects of scientific pedagogy and experimental psychology, was invited to create a childcare center in San Lorenzo, a poor, inner-city district of Rome. There, she would be working with some of the area’s most disadvantaged, and previously unschooled, children…

Differences between Montessori and Traditional Schools

Montessori

Traditional

Emphasis on cognitive development. Emphasis on social development.
Mainly individual instruction. Mainly group instruction.
Mixed-age groups. Same-age groups.