The Montessori Philosophy

The premise of Montessori is that children learn best in a social environment that supports their unique development. Based on the principle of "freedom within limits" and respect for each other's differences, Dr. Maria Montessori believed that one should "never let the child risk failure until he has a reasonable chance of success."

There are four tenets at the core of the Montessori philosophy:

  1. The Prepared Environment
  2. Multi-age Classrooms
  3. Montessori Materials
  4. Learning Experiences

Specific Elements:

  • Children are grouped in mixed ages and abilities, which provides a family-like grouping where learning can take place naturally
  • Children are always free to move around the room rather than staying at desks
  • Absence of grades or any other form of reward or punishment
  • A child can work on any material he or she understands at any time, moving on to other challenges when he or she is ready
  • Teachers are trained to teach one child at a time while overseeing 20 or more children who are working on a variety of tasks of their own choosing. Teachers provide the basic lessons but more importantly, guide a child’s research capitalizing on his or her interest and enthusiasm for a subject
  • Teachers provide the basic lessons but more importantly, guide the child, capitalizing on his or her interest and enthusiasm for a subject - acting as facilitators of learning
  • Children and adults respect when others are working and do not interrupt someone who is busy at a task
  • Subjects are interwoven with each other and not taught in isolation
  • Children learn to take care of themselves, their environment and each other
  • Typically children develop, with less and less adult attention as they grow older
  • The program is geared to all kinds of aptitudes and styles of learning - kinetic, musical, spatial, interpersonal, language and mathematics
  • The test of whether or not the philosophy and environment is working lies in the behaviour of the children, their happiness and love of learning and work

Our Mission
Our Vision
15 FAST FACTS
About Us
Home

Click Here to contact us about enrolment.