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Maria Montessori was determined to design a curriculum that would reflect all the major areas of human skills and knowledge in a format specially designed to appeal to young children. Montessori materials typically “teach” concepts or skills in isolation, and materials are “self-correcting,” allowing children to learn on their own through play, experimentation, and trial and error. This approach encourages children to work independently and at their own pace, while presenting concepts in the only real way a young person can understand–in a concrete, three-dimensional format that they can see, touch, hear, smell, and manipulate.

Across all activities, Montessori education emphasizes compassion and respect for others and individual initiative and persistence, traits that help our students develop robust social skills and a strong sense of self.

Our areas of study include:

  • Practical Life (how to take care of oneself and one’s environment)
  • Sensorial Development (gross and fine motor skills)
  • Language and Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Music
  • Spanish

 

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