Who started the Montessori Method?
Dr. Montessori was born (1870) in Italy first woman doctor.
Using her scientific background, she began observing children in
the "Casa de Bambini" a children's houses of Rome. Based on her
unbiased observations she created unique materials, a child
centered environment. Dr. Montessori was one of the first person
to revolutionize education thought by stressing respect for the
child, freedom of expression, self education and training
through use of movement and senses.
What is the Montessori Method of Education?
The Montessori method of education is basically a unique
approach to learning. Rather than "teaching" The child concepts,
an environment is designed to stimulate the child's interest and
facilitate his or her understanding and learning capacities
spontaneously-with little or no adult intervention.
What is the purpose of the Montessori Method?
The main purpose of the Montessori Method is to develop an
environment where the child can unfold spontaneously and
manifest the greater person within. According to Dr. Montessori,
"The child is the father of the man." As the child begins to
develop this innerself, his/her love of life and learning expand
What is in a Montessori Classroom?
The Montessori Classroom is a child size world. Whatever is
in the world outside can be incorporated in the Montessori
Classroom. To a child, the world is unmanageable-it is too big,
too complex and too confusing. By careful selection of materials
by the directress, an environment is setup which allows the
child to explore life in a level he or she can understand. The
materials are designed to stimulate independent exploration.
This prepared environment allows the child to proceed at his or
her pace from simple activities to more complex ones. Through
this process the child's natural curiosity is satisfied and he
or she begins to experience the joy of discovering the world.
Materials and curriculum includes Everyday living activities,
Sensorial, Language, Math, Geography, Science, Art and music.
How Montessori Preschool different from other Preschools?
In most Preschool the children are taught educational
concepts in a group by a teacher. In a Montessori Preschool the
children learn concepts spontaneously as they work independently
with the many materials in the classroom environment.
What is the role of the Montessori teacher?
The Montessori teacher is called the Directress because she
facilitates the classroom activity. She plans carefully the
environment in the interests of the children and she helps the
children progress from one activity to the next. She is trained
to deal with each child individually allowing his or her to
choose from many activities within his or her range of ability.
She stands back while a child is working and allows the child's
satisfaction of his or her own discovery.
How do Montessori children adjust to Public Schools?
Children who have been in the Montessori environments are
generally very flexible and adjust quiet easily to the Public
School situation. They are better students generally and spend
there time in more productive ways because of their self
direction and positive attitude towards learning.
Why is a Montessori experience for five days?
The Montessori classroom experience is for consecutive days
in order to allow the spontaneous learning of the child to flow
smoothly. A child taken in and out of school every other day
does not have the same opportunity to pursue her unfolding
For whom is the Montessori Method designed?
The Montessori method is an "approach to learning" and as such
has no distinction of class or intelligence. It has been used
successfully in all parts of the world and in all types of
programs, for example head starts, gifted children, mentally
retarded children, average children, etc.
Montessori Academy accepts all children regardless of race,
color, creed, ethnic origin, or disability. All students are
given prompt attention and openings are filled as they become
Contact our school
to obtain an information packet and to set up an appointment.
The information packet includes the registration package, policy
agreement, child placement contract, health form, emergency
card, program information and tuition fees.
During your appointment you will meet with the director of the
school and will be able to ask any questions that you may have.
After a thorough explanation of our programs parents will take a
tour of individual classrooms and our playground.
Montessori Classroom Curriculum
This area includes a variety of engaging activities to help
children develop life skills, concentration, independence, and
fine motor skills. Some skills practiced include pouring,
spooning, stringing beads, using scissors, polishing objects,
This area has interesting materials that help children make
comparisons and form judgements about qualities such as size,
color, smell, shape, and sound.
This area has materials that help children learn to recognize
phonetic sounds, to match sounds with objects, to read and write
simple words, and to read beginner books
This section includes materials to help children learn to
recognize and write numbers, to count objects, to match numbers
with quantities, to order numbers to perform numerical
operations, and to learn about the decimal system.
Geography and Science
This space has materials that help children learn about
continents, cultures, maps, and land forms. Also, there are
works such as magnets, animal classification cards, displayed
nature items, and hands-on science experiments.
Art and Music
Children are given many opportunities to express themselves
through art and music. They are also introduced to famous
artists throughout the year.