A glance at Montessori Education:
Unlike the changing face of traditional education, the educational method developed by Maria Montessori has been a viable and continuous learning option for over a century. Time magazine featured Maria Montessori as one of the 20th century’s greatest minds.
The Montessori classroom is a ‘prepared environment’ that is a unique and inviting space demanding high child-interest, allowing for individualized education and supporting the joy of learning. It is a place where teachers work with children as individuals, and not as a group. A hallmark of the Montessori classroom is mixed-age groupings including 3 age levels that reflect the developmental stages of the students. The classroom is a highly social atmosphere stemming from a unique combination of freedom and structure founded on respect for self and others. The children learn to work within a context of ‘freedom with responsibility’.