Inside the Montessori Classroom
To grasp the essence of Montessori education, just step inside a classroom. Beautiful, inviting, and thoughtfully arranged, the room embodies each element of Maria Montessori’s revolutionary approach.
About the Classrooms
INFANT & TODDLER
The teacher, child, and environment create a learning triangle. The classroom is prepared by the teacher to encourage independence, freedom within limits, and a sense of order. The child, through individual choice, makes use of what the environment offers to develop himself, interacting with the teacher when support and/or guidance is needed.See the classroom
Montessori Early Childhood programs support children ages 2.5 – 6 in becoming independent, responsible students who love to learn.See the classroom
Montessori Elementary programs support the development and growth of children ages 6 – 12.See the classroom
Montessori Secondary programs are uniquely suited to support the cognitive and social development of youth ages 12 – 18.See the classroom
FIND A SCHOOL
The Kindergarten Year
Why is a third year of Montessori preferable to traditional school? It's a common question our early childhood programs face. After two full years, the Montessori preschool class is a familiar environment to these 5-year-olds. They know the daily routines inside and out; their teachers know them well and can readily work with their strengths and encourage them to take on challenges.
When a child is given a little leeway, he will at once shout, “I want to do it!” But in our schools, which have an environment adapted to children’s needs, they say, “Help me to do it alone.” And these words reveal their inner needs.