What is Montessori?

Montessori education is over 100 years old but more educationally innovative than our traditional education system.


Dr. Maria Montessori, the first female physician in Italy, observed children’s behavior and based a teaching method on her findings, which was so powerful her method spread worldwide.

Montessori education is hands-on, tactile, integrating all 5 senses.

It’s children choosing their own work from lessons specific to their individual development.

Children work in mixed age groups helping each other, watching each other, and working as a team.

They push in chairs, wash dishes, water plants and own their environment.

Their work is joyful and continued until it is mastered, not memorized.

Montessori is about enjoying after-school time instead of doing homework.

Montessori is the love of learning! 


…And it’s so much more.


More about Montessori:

- Volumes of books have been written on the subject of Montessori, but Trevor Eissler’s video is a great summary of the basics!
  

- See Dr. Steve Hughes, a pediatric neuropsychologist, discuss the amazing benefits of Montessori in this video.

"Outcomes for Students in a Montessori Program" is a longitudinal study of how Montessori education compares to traditional offerings.


- If you are interested in more parent resources, click here.

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