Why Montessori

Why Montessori

All parents hope to find the best educational program for their children. They recognize the lasting impact that early learning experiences have on a child’s development and future learning. 

For more than 100 years, Montessori schools have been transforming education and shaping the lives of children who grow into productive, happy adults. A new study published in Frontiers in Psychology provides evidence that a Montessori education may be superior to traditional methods of education, especially on measures relating to students’ long-term psychological health and well-being. When comparing the results of those who attended Montessori schools as children with those who attended traditional schools, they found strong evidence of elevated psychological well-being in those who went to Montessori schools as children. (Psychology Today, 2022

Montessori Curriculum

School Culture

Through these guiding principles, children develop critical skills for academic, professional, and personal success.

Montessori Education vs. Traditional Education

MontessoriTraditional
Development at a student’s own pace—instruction dictated by student’s developmental needs, learning styles, and interestsDevelopment according to structured curriculum appropriate for student’s age or grade
Striving for mastery of skills and conceptsHeavy emphasis on grades
Hands-on learningMost information dispensed by lecture
Study of various subjects individually or in small groups in different parts of the roomClass, as a group, studying one subject at a time
Uninterrupted work periodsSchedule of classes each timed in length with relatively frequent interruptions
Freedom of movementClass seated at desks most of the time
Child-centered approach with teacher as a guideTeacher-centered approach
Student as an active participant, involved in “doing”Limited opportunities for active participation
Learning through mastery of lesson and repetition, which reinforces internal feelings of success, competency, and self-confidenceLearning reinforced externally by competition, grades, test scores, and rewards
Environment and method that encourage self-discipline and self-direction in the learning processTeacher direction of the student’s learning process and discipline

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