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.

Unique Montessori Lingo Holds Intentional Meaning
Aileen Lainez-Best

Dr. Maria Montessori redefined common language to reflect how children grow and learn within the Montessori classroom. For those new to the Montessori community, these terms can be confusing, as they hold a different meaning when used outside of the classroom. In Unique Montessori Lingo Holds Intentional MeaningPrimary Teacher Aileen Lainez-Best clarifies some of the most commonly used terminology and explains how it supports the Montessori philosophy.

  • environment
  • guides
  • Kindergarten
  • language
  • primary
  • works
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Building a Growth Mindset the Montessori Way
Jemma Lloyd-Helliker

With an incredible capacity for adaptability, the human brain can blossom when the right energy and mindset are applied. Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck discusses key practices, which are closely aligned to the Montessori curriculum, in allowing children to reach their full potential. Parents can also ensure this mindset is reached by implementing strategies at home.

  • growth
  • persistence
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Nurturing Possibilities
Emily Bittner

When students pave their own way through a lesson or skill, instead of being told what the end result should be, richer learning follows. In a personal account of learning infant care as a child at a more traditional school, Primary Co-Teacher Emily Bittner asks "What if?", flipping a memorable, yet negative, experience into the context of a Montessori education. 

  • elementary
  • exploration
  • opportunity
  • possibilities
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