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 Montessori Philosophy


 What is Montessori?

Montessori is a method of education based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning, and collaborative play.  Children make creative choices in their learning in Montessori classrooms, while the school and the teacher offer age-appropriate activities to guide the process.


In the Montessori philosophy of education, children are valued as a whole.  Children are viewed as capable of self-directed learning due to their natural and instinctive inquisition.  The environment promotes this through multi-age groupings, uninterrupted work periods, and free choice.  Academic accomplishment is essential in this setting but viewed as only one part of a child's spirit and physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development, supported by the child's sensitive periods.

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