A Montessori program is based on self-direction, non- competitive activities that help a child develop a strong self- image, high levels of academic and social competence, and the confidence to face challenges with optimism.
Encouraged to make decisions from an early age, Montessori educated children are problem solvers who can make appropriate choices, manage their time and work well with others. They exchange ideas and discuss work freely. These positive communication skills build the foundation for negotiating new settings.
- Three year span of age grouping, three year cycles allow teacher, students and parents to develop supportive, collaborative and trusting relationships.
- Child can work wherever he/she is comfortable and the child often has choices between working alone or with a group that is highly collaborative among older students.
- Grace, courtesy and conflict resolution are integral parts of daily Montessori peace curriculum.
- Goal is to foster a love of learning.