You likely recognize these names because from an early age in life they have used their Montessori and family upbringing to create great ideas to a world in need. This was a talent that was introduced to them early on as Montessori students. If you ever study Dr. Maria Montessori's philosophy and curriculum you will come to understand why she believed that each child has the capacity to perform great feats, we as adults need only to provide them with a proper learning environment and self correcting tools to allow that creativity to flourish
What makes a Montessori school different? Let's start with the "nots" first. An authentic Montessori school is not a day care drop off factory. You will not find televisions with Dora DVD's, walmart toys or unmotivated teachers whose resume list babysitting as professional experience. At our school you will find age appropriate self-correcting learning materials, teachers not only trained in state mandated courses but also trained as Montessori teachers which usually requires an additional 2 years of training. You will find a parent community highly involved in their child's development and eager to make bonds with parents sharing many of the same ideals on childnrearing. lastly you will find school leadership solely focused on providing a complety safe and warm environment for your child to develop his/her academic potential at an individual pace without unfounded principles of all students should learn at the teachers pace.
After decades of experience we can say with confidence Montessori education is not for everybody. However for families that embrace the curriculum, visions of Stanford graduations, successful entrepreneurial endeavors and/or humanitarian relief successes are attainable from the humble beginnings of your Childs Montessori training.
Montessori emphasizes learning through all five senses, not just through listening, watching, or reading. Children in Montessori classes learn at their own, individual pace and according to their own choice of activities from hundreds of possibilities.
Montessori Kids Are More Prepared.
Research studies show that Montessori children are well prepared for later life academically, socially, and emotionally. In addition to scoring well on standardized tests, Montessori children are ranked above average on such criteria as following directions, turning in work on time, listening attentively, using basic skills, showing responsibility.