Our school has adopted the Montessori Method. The Montessori Method was developed by Maria Montessori, an educator and physician. Applying this method, children are given freedom in an environment prepared with materials designed for their self-directed learning activity.
Emphasis is placed on initiative, individual development and self expression. Teacher instruction is led with the expectation that students will be active participants in the learning process. The teacher, therefore, serves as a nurturing guide on the child’s path to education and self-discovery. As a result, instead of being a passive participant in his/her education, the child learns to draw upon their abilities to synthesize information, think critically, problem solve, and complete tasks. This approach maintains a balance between structure and fluidity. Finally, the measures of success extend beyond quantitative terms to the overall development and growth of the child.
It is important to note that a Montessori school is neither simply a baby-sitting service nor a play school. Montessori program is a unique cycle of learning designed to take advantage of the child’s sensitive years from the time they are born through the ages they are capable of absorbing information from an enriched environment. By pursuing his/her individual interests in a Montessori classroom he/she gains an early enthusiasm for learning which is the key to becoming a truly educated person.