Child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood in diverse cultures throughout the world.

It is based on self-directed activity, kinesthetic learning and collaborative play.

The Montessori Method of education is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood in diverse cultures throughout the world. It is based on self-directed activity, kinesthetic learning and collaborative play.

Developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, the Montessori Method considers children to be naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment. Key elements of a Montessori school include multi-age groupings that foster peer learning, with younger children learning from older children and older children reinforcing their learning by demonstrating the concepts they have already mastered.

A Montessori education permits uninterrupted blocks of independent time when children may self-direct their own learning. A Montessori environment is designed for children to develop their cognitive powers through direct experience: seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, touching and movement. Montessori teachers meticulously observe and record each child’s progress while encouraging independence, freedom within limits and a sense of order.

“The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” –Dr. Maria Montessori