What is Montessori?

What is Montessori?

The Montessori Method is a child-directed form of learning where a child learns at his own pace through specially designed learning tools and self-correcting “games” in multi-age classrooms.  These games are called materials in Montessori.  Each child is given his lessons individually (or in small groups) according to the child's personal skills and interests.

Montessori materials are specifically designed to be engaging, fun and effective for their development level, and each child learns at her own pace.  This gives Montessori its reputation for excellence in academics.

But academics are just the tip of the iceberg. Montessori is "holistic education" and is said to “nurture the whole child.”  It empowers the child with a life-long love of learning, cultural awareness,  the habit of focus, self respect, honoring others, academic excellence, grace and courtesy, practical life skills, freedom to move around the classroom, decision-making skills,  fatigue-free learning, self confidence, the love of nature, problem-solving and  leadership skills.    

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