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.

self-directed learning
Rebecca Dewey

Although commonly misunderstood, self-directed learning, a fundamental aspect of the Montessori philosophy, inarguably aids in the development of independent and driven children. When students direct their own learning, responsibility, confidence, and curiosity follow.

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How to Create a Montessori-inspired Space in Your Home
Gladwyne Montessori

Your child’s Montessori education doesn’t have to end when the school day does. Many of our parents work to bring Montessori principles into their homes, and a great first step is to set up a child-centered space that encourages independence and concentration. Check out these simple tips on creating a Montessori environment in your home!

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The Montessori Gift Giving Guide
Jemma Helliker

As the holidays draw near, consider age-appropriate gifts that also support your child's growth! Find a Montessori-inspired recommendation, aiding in anything from developing skills--fine motor coordination or reading comprehension--to instilling an appreciation of the outdoors to preparing for housework and individual responsibility! These engaging gifts will further equip your child with tools to fuel the physical, imaginary, and individual spirit. 

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The Role of Mindfulness in Peace Education
Matthew Sullivan

It goes without saying that Maria Montessori was an advocate for peace. Her vision for the child and humanity not only led her to speak at numerous peace conferences throughout pre- and post-World War II Europe, but also to formally publish her ideas in books such as To Educate the Human Potential (1947) and Education and Peace (1949). Moreover, however, the mere fact that the well-documented genius of the ‘Montessori Method’, with its holistic focus on self-actualization by the child, has been successfully implemented around the world, having both stood the test of time for more than a century and been confirmed by modern scientific research into human brain development, perhaps uniquely positions it as the ideal choice for a system of education to foster the global awareness necessary for real world peace.

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Language Development in the Montessori Classroom
Libby Herron

Did you know that over a third of young American school children enter school unprepared to learn, lacking the vocabulary, sentence structure, pre-literacy skills and other fundamental basics of oral language development they need to succeed?

However, children in Montessori classrooms are exposed to an enriched language environment from a very young age, and therefore have an advantage in both their receptive (what they understand and comprehend) and their expressive (what they use to communicate) language development.

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