begins with a deep respect for children as unique individuals. They work from a deep concern for their social and emotional development.
bring children together in multi-aged groups, rather than classes comprised of just one age group. This allows the teachers to develop close and long term relationships with their students while also learning the child’s learning style.
is not run by the teacher’s alone. Students are taught to manage their own community and develop leadership skills and independence.
assumes that children are born intelligent; they simply learn in different ways and progress at their own pace. The Montessori approach to education is consciously designed to recognize and address different learning styles, helping students learn to study most effectively. Students progress as they master new skills, moving ahead as quickly as they are ready.
lets students learn through hands on experience and investigation. They become actively engaged in their studies.
develops love for the natural world. Natural science and outdoor education is an important element of our children’s experience.
develops self discipline and an internal sense of purpose and motivation.
teaches children not to be afraid of making mistakes; they come to see their mistakes as natural steps in the learning process.