The

Montessori 

Method

The Montessori Method is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood. It is student-led and self-paced but guided, assessed, and enriched by knowledgeable and caring teachers, the leadership of their peers, and a nurturing environment.

Within the community of a multi-age classroom—designed to create natural opportunities for independence, citizenship, and accountability—children embrace multi-sensory learning and passionate inquiry. Individual students follow their own curiosity at their own pace, taking the time they need to fully understand each concept and meet individualized learning goals.

Given the freedom and support to question, probe deeply, and make connections, Montessori students grow up to be confident, enthusiastic, and self-directed learners and citizens, accountable to both themselves and their community. They think critically, work collaboratively, and act boldly and with integrity. 

Five Components of 

Authentic 

Montessori Education

1

TRAINED MONTESSORI TEACHERS

 

A properly credentialed Montessori teacher has the skills and expertise to effectively implement the Montessori Method.

2

THE MULTI-AGE CLASSROOM

 

Classes with 3-year age spans facilitate mentorship among the students and encourage leadership development.

3

MONTESSORI MATERIALS

 

A hallmark of Montessori is specially designed materials that provide a hands-on approach to learning.

4

CHILD-DIRECTED WORK

 

Students are given agency to self-select work, leading to intrinsic motivation and sustained attention.

5

UNINTERRUPTED WORK PERIODS

 

An extended period of “free choice” enables students to work at their own pace and without interruption.

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