Benefits of a Montessori Education

Emphasis on cognitive structures & social development
Teacher’s role is unobtrusive; child actively participates in learning
Environment & method encourage internal self-discipline
Individual & group instruction adapts to each student’s learning style
Mixed age grouping
Children encouraged to teach, collaborate, and help each other
Child chooses own work based upon own interests and abilities
Child formulates concepts from self-teaching materials
Child works as long as s/he wants on chosen project
Child sets own learning pace to internalize information
Child spots own errors through feedback from material
Learning is reinforced internally through child’s own repetition of activity and internal feelings of success
Multi-sensory materials for physical exploration & development
Organized program for learning care of self and environment
Child can work where s/he is comfortable, moves & talks at will (yet doesn’t disturb others); group work is voluntary & negotiable.
 Organized program for parents to understand the Montessori philosophy & participate in the l learning process

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