Introduction to the Montessori Method
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Montessori education has been delighting children and their families for over 100 years.  We hope you find the following information about the Montessori philosophy helpful.

We are committed to offering a quality program based on these key concepts:

  • The aim of Montessori education is to foster competent, responsible, adaptive, citizens who are lifelong learners and problem solvers.

  • Learning occurs in an inquiring, cooperative, nurturing atmosphere.  Students increase their own knowledge through self-and teacher-initiated experiences.

  • Students learn by manipulating didactic materials and through interactions with peers and teachers.

In Our Montessori Classroom

We believe in the education of the whole child.  The physical, emotional, social, aesthetic, spiritual, and cognitive needs and interests are inseparable and equally important. We encourage respect and caring attitudes for oneself and other people, the environment, and all life.

We, as certified American Montessori Society teachers, are educated in these areas:

  • Human growth and development.

  • Observational skills to match students’ developmental needs with materials and activities. This allows the teacher to guide students in creating their individual learning plan.

  • An open-ended array of suggested learning materials and activities that empower teachers to design their own developmentally responsive, culturally relevant learning environment.

  • Teaching strategies that support and facilitate the unique and total growth of each individual.

  • Classroom leadership skills that foster a nurturing environment that is physically and psychologically supportive of learning.

"Circle Time" with Sarah Harrigan
"Circle Time" with Sarah Harrigan