Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori was a pioneer in providing a philosophy of education for young children which gave the children value and respect.

The philosophy is very consistent with modern early childhood educational philosophy. A child’s social and emotional well-being is made a priority, as well as the ability to access learning materials which are suited to his or her developmental level.

Building self-esteem and social competence is important as well as stimulating their interest in the world and love of learning.
In preparing children for success in the world, a strategic and deliberate plan to teach life skills begins early.

Although often considered a very academic-style of education, the “formal” learning takes place when the individual child is ready and interested, and delivered in a non-formal or “play” based approach. Learning is often by imitating the activity as demonstrated by the teacher, rather than needing to process verbal instructions and translate into activity.

Self-correcting errors in their activities, the satisfaction of seeing an activity reach completion and being responsible for their own activities and actions are hallmarks of the Montessori Philosophy in practice.

Areas of Learning

Practical Life
Grace & Courtesy
Cultural Sciences
Cultural Arts