The Montessori Method of education was developed by Maria Montessori, the first female Italian doctor, in the early 20th century. She used her training as a scientist and doctor to carefully observe children and designed a school meant to appeal to their nature, rather than fight it.
What is Montessori?
A child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children. It is an individualized approach.
How would Montessori benefit your child?
It is a student-centered approach that encourages creativity and curiosity and leads children to ask questions, explore, investigate and think for themselves as they acquire skills.
- Montessori not only focuses on academic learning, but also allows the children to expand their mind in two other academic areas; practical life and sensorial. This is in addition to Math, Language and Science.
- It is an individualized program that focuses on the development of each child and their unique way of developing.
- Children will also learn “peace education”- a form of education that is emotional and teaches the children concepts such as conflict resolution with their peers.
- This means that the children in this program will develop in a holistic way and be prepared not only for school, but for life.