Classroom Approach

Classroom-approach

“Help me to do it by myself” – Dr. Maria Montessori’s attitude to education

Montessori classrooms provide:

  • a prepared environment
  • suitable to the developmental ages of children
  • where children are free to respond to their natural tendency to work.

Within a framework of order, the children:

  • progress at their own pace and rhythm, according to their individual capabilities.
  • take responsibility for their own education
  • are trusted to make independent choices
  • explore ideas and develop skills largely on their own
  • are allowed them to think for themselves,
  • are able to draw their own conclusions

The children’s innate passion for learning is encouraged by giving them opportunities to:

  • engage in spontaneous, purposeful activities
  • with the guidance of a trained adult (the teacher).

Through their work, the children develop:

  • concentration
  • joyful self-discipline.
  • their own sense of individual identity
  • a life-long passion for learning.

The Montessori Classroom: “The Three Year Cycle”

This video was filmed at Secret Garden Montessori in Frenchtown, NJ by a young adult filmmaker who was himself a Montessori student through to 6th grade! It provides a great overview of the unique Montessori approach and the importance of our three year cycle.

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