About Montessori Classrooms

What is a Montessori Classroom?

 A Montessori Classroom offers a prepared environment that is specifically designed to meet the needs of individual students.  Special materials encourage a hands-on approach to new concepts.  Students are encouraged to work at their own pace and pursue personal interests within the scope of the curriculum.These prepared environments allow students to take responsibility for their own learning, giving them the opportunity to become increasingly able to work independently.  The Montessori approach emphasizes open-ended research and in-depth study with less emphasis on traditional textbooks or worksheets.

According to Maria Montessori, “A child’s work is to create the person s/he will become.”  For this reason, a Montessori classroom provides some freedom while maintaining an environment that encourages a sense of order and self-discipline.

A special emphasis is the development of a strong sense of community and family friendliness within our school.  We also emphasize Dr. Montessori’s focus on building a better world by helping children discover their capacity to live in peace and harmony with one another.

The  Montessori Curriculum includes instruction in grades K – 6 in geography, biology, history, language arts, mathematics, science, music, art, physical education and daily instruction in Spanish. Exploration of each area is encouraged through trips outside the classroom to a variety of community resources.

With the exception of Kindergarten, our Montessori classrooms are designed for a three year age mix which allows for maximum  individual and social development.