What is montessori?
The Montessori Method of Education was developed by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori in 1906 in Rome. It is a child-centered educational approach backed by scientific research and observation. It values development of the whole child—physical, social, emotional, and cognitive.
Montessori views the child as a natural learner who is capable of initiating learning and acquiring knowledge. Researchers recognize that Montessori’s “learning how to learn” philosophy is the best foundation for success.
How does your child benefit from montessori?
Hands on learning
Montessori education prescribes ‘learning through doing’, involving as many senses as possible to stimulate motor and cognitive development
Montessori develops the “whole child” - encouraging cognitive learning, social skills, physical coordination and emotional growth
Concentration and flow
Intense, immersive concentration is a state that inspires creativity, productivity and joy - exactly what Montessori is designed to foster
Montessori materials encourage children to try repeatedly until they succeed at a task, thus building perseverance
Scientifically designed material
Montessori materials are multi-sensory, creating a complete learning experience. Being self-correcting, children look at their work critically, correct their mistakes and learn from their errors
The motto of Montessori is “help me do it by myself”. Children are encouraged to experience choice and decision making, strengthening their ability to think and act for themselves
Lifelong love for learning
Children are born with a natural desire to learn. Montessori’s aim is to nurture this passion, by providing them with a stimulating environment, carefully crafted materials and guidance
Discovery and imagination
Montessori supports the development of imagination and creativity with open-ended activities, allowing children to explore new ideas and innovate
Leaders, Innovators, Creative successes
As Montessori education has grown in popularity, so has the number of highly creative, outside-the-box thinkers making historical advances in our world, who were exposed to a Montessori preparation for life.
It’s not surprising that many famous people are Montessori graduates, because the goal of the Montessori curriculum is to help children develop their full potential and learn how to think.
These are just a few well-known people representing different walks of life, lauding the Montessori method of education.
“Jeff Bezos benefited greatly from the opportunities for self-directed learning that a Montessori classroom provides. In fact, he would reportedly become so focused on a learning activity in preschool that his teachers would literally have to pick him up out of his chair to go to the next task.”
Jeff Bezos’ mother
Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder