The Montessori Advantage
EMPHASIS ON EDUCATION & SUCCESS FOR ALL STUDENTS IN A NURTURING ENVIRONMENT
Children receive a strong foundation that creates a passion for lifelong
learning, the ability to focus and a sense of self responsibility and community.
Through individual works and small groups,
each child is encouraged to be curious, learn and discover.
Montessori education encourages children to explore works that capture
their interests and provides an opportunity to share these discoveries
within their classroom community.
The Montessori classroom is a child-size world. Whatever is in the world outside can be incorporated meaningfully in the Montessori classroom. To a child, the world is unmanageable – it is too big, too complex and too confusing. By careful selection of materials an environment is set up which allows the child to explore life on a level he can understand. The materials or exercises are designed to stimulate independent exploration. This prepared environment entices the child to proceed at his own pace, from simple activities to more complex ones. Through this process the child’s natural curiosity is satisfied and he begins to experience the joy of discovering the world around him. Materials and curriculum center around practical life, sensorials, language, math, geography, science, art, music, drama and dance.
As the children develop a sense of pride in their “work,” a feeling of confidence, well-being and joy begins to manifest itself in the child. A “new child” is born. A classroom of Montessori children is a joy to watch. There seems to be a spirit of respect, love and cooperation among the children that is not found too often in that age group.
• GRACE, COURTESY AND MANNERS
• FINE AND GROSS MOTOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT
• PHONETIC READING AND SCIENCE
• EARLY MATH CONCEPTS AND INTRODUCTION TO DECIMAL SYSTEM
• GEOGRAPHY AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE
• ART AND CREATIVE THINKING
• RESPONSIBILITY FOR PERSONAL NEEDS
• CRITICAL THINKING AND THE ABILITY TO FOCUS