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A Montessori Education



The principles of Montessori education were developed by Dr. Maria Montessori; Italy’s first woman physician and one of the great educators of the twentieth century. It is her vision of education that has guided and inspired our school.Maria Montessori believed that finding one’s place in the world, finding work that is meaningful and fulfilling and developing the inner peace and depth of soul that allows us to love are the most important goals in life. A physician specializing in both pediatrics and psychiatry, Dr. Montessori realized that learning itself is a natural process. This idea and her belief that every child has vast potential sparked the basis for her educational philosophy and life’s work. Today, Montessori schools the world over have as their foundation her deep respect for children as unique individuals and her profound concern for their social and emotional development.


Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.

Dr. Maria Montessori


In a Montessori classroom, every exercise, every method and every piece of equipment takes advantage of a child’s inherent desire to learn. Children are free to work in groups or on their own. They may sit at a table or move about the room. Here, the curriculum and teachers’ role are all carefully designed to honor self-paced growth while encouraging social cooperation.

In our classrooms every day, students practice activities in practical skills, math, language, science, history, geography, art, writing, and music. Every day, children and adults honor kindness, compassion, mutual respect, and peace.

In our classrooms every day, students practice activities in practical skills, math, language, science, history, geography, art, writing, and music. Every day, children and adults honor kindness, compassion, mutual respect, and peace.

By encouraging students to develop the independence and skills necessary to be self-sufficient in their classrooms, we prepare them to venture into the biggest classroom of all. They leave standing on an academic and social foundation that will support them throughout their lives.