Encouraging a child’s inherent joy of learning and discovery.
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“If the idea of the universe is
presented to the child in the
right way, it will do more for them
than just arouse their interest.
It will create in them admiration
and wonder, a feeling loftier
than any interest and more
~ Dr. Maria Montessori
Our Elementary class works together on projects and presentation that span the curriculum. Children regularly report on what they’ve learned to their classmates. They have frequent opportunities to speak before the group, teach others, and learn from their peers.
For more information about our Elementary Program please see the pull-down under “Our Programs”
When you walk into a Montessori classroom, whether a toddler, preschool or elementary room you will notice it looks different. Often the teacher will be off to the side or working with just a few children. The adult, in Montessori, is not the center of attention, directing all the activities. Rather each child is pursuing his/her own interests from the carefully pre-selected materials available. It is not rigid and it’s not a free-for-all. The children are busy, engaged and developing the kind of inner confidence and self-discipline that aids them for life. The teacher is a keen observer of each child and offers lessons and guidance when needed. The children in a Montessori classroom seem to love what they are doing, they are lively and self-possessed and display a sense of concern and sharing with their classmates. We often have parents tell us they wish they could have attended a Montessori school!