Why Montessori?

Curious about the Montessori philosophy and our school? Check out our posts to learn more about why you should consider a Montessori education for your child.

The Human Tendencies
Emily Bittner

In order to satisfy various needs throughout the course of our lives, humans—regardless of geographical location and age—follow similar modes to reach fulfillment. Emotional, social, psychological, and spiritual needs are met by honing in on tendencies. Acknowledging and incorporating these tendencies into the classroom allows educators to better understand children, thus helping them individually grow at any given developmental level.

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All About Our Makerspace
Gladwyne Montessori

With physical and virtual tools for creative design, hands-on experimentation, and engaging invention, the makerspace provides students the freedom to create. In an ever-emerging technological world, makerspaces support children's exploration of STEAM-related fields with a focus on creativity and innovation.

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The Importance of Respecting the Toddler Child
Elizabeth Palazzi

In order to teach young learners appropriate verbal interaction as well as show them respect, Montessori Toddler teachers are deliberate in their word choice and classroom decisions. Because impressionable children in their first years learn best through modeling, parents, too, can incorporate ways to support and respect their children at home in their daily interactions! 

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The Transformative Power of Storytelling in the Primary Classroom
Libby Herron

Used to prompt curiosity in the Montessori Primary classroom, storytelling serves as a powerful vehicle. Stories, told by teachers or students, ignite inquisitiveness and create opportunities for deep connections to the concrete learning associated with this age group. Honed in the early years, storytelling also offers value to older students as they move from concrete to abstract learning!

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The Value of a Montessori Education
Gladwyne Montessori

An accredited American Montessori Society school brings its students highly qualified, age-specific teachers who have obtained a distinct Montessori credential for a certain age group. This teacher training, along with sensorial materials and specific programming, provide our students with the best possible education. 

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