A Montessori education is highly individualized to each child’s unique growth and developmental path. Modern neuroscience confirms that classic Montessori methods promote problem solving, independent thinking, creativity, and collaboration. Children learn skills at an appropriate pace, and acquire the joy of discovery and an appreciation of nature. We see our school as a joyful, peaceful, respectful and extraordinary educational community.
Each Montessori class, from toddlers through high school, operates on the principle of freedom within limits. Every program has its set of ground rules which differs from age to age, but is always based on core Montessori beliefs – respect for each other and for the environment.
Children are free to work at their own pace with materials they have chosen, either alone or with others. The teacher relies on her/his observations of the children to determine which new activities and materials she may introduce to an individual child or to a small or large group. The aim is to encourage active, self-directed learning and to strike a balance of individual mastery with small group collaboration within the whole group community.
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