The Montessori Philosophy
The Montessori method is based upon the observations and discoveries of the first female Italian physician, Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952). Her early work in psychiatry and interest in education and educational theory lead her to question the prevailing educational methods of the time, and her work with young children provided the basis for the formulation of educational materials and classroom setting that encouraged children’s natural process of learning. Montessori believed that the role of the teacher is to prepare and arrange the classroom to inspire voluntary inquiry, and to help children understand how to learn and to do on his or her own. Our Montessori school follows Dr. Maria Montessori’s philosophy, providing children with a prepared learning environment that helps them to think, organize, and to observe, skills that will be carried with them throughout their schooling and beyond.