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Montessori Program

Our Montessori Program is based on self-directed, non-competitive activities, which help children develop good self-images and the confidence to face challenges and change with optimism. We Emphasize:

  • Independence and Problem Solving,
  • Enjoyment of Learning
  • Development of Order, Concentration, and Coordination
  • Skills in Oral Communication
  • Respect for Oneself, Other People and the Planet
  • Responsible Group Membership.

Montessori Schools offer many advantages over the Traditional School environment:

Montessori

Traditional

Teacher has unobtrusive role in classroom. Teacher is center of classroom as “controller”.
Environment and method encourage self-discipline. Teacher acts as primary enforcer of discipline.
Mainly individual instruction. Group and individual instruction.
Mixed age grouping. Same age grouping.
Grouping encourages children to teach each other Most teaching done by teacher.
Child chooses own work. Curriculum structured for child.
Child sets own learning pace. Instruction pace usually set by group norm.
Child spots own error from feed-back material. Errors usually pointed out by teacher.
Child reinforces own learning by repetition of work and internalization. Learning is reinforced externally by repetition and rewards.
Multi-Sensory materials for physical exploration Fewer materials for sensory development.
Organized program for learning care of self and environment Less emphasis on self-care and self-instruction.
Child can work where he chooses, group work is voluntary Child usually assigned their own chair, encouraged to participate and listen during group session.