Montessori Education
Traditional Education

Montessori Beliefs

  1. Children learn best in schools that treat them with kindness, honor, and respect. 

  2. Children learn best when they are encouraged to choose work freely and independently, rather than simply do what they are told from one task to another.

  3. Children learn best through physical connection, hands-on play and uninhibited exploration.

  4. Children learn best when the can see and grasp the big picture.

Montessori education fosters a child's natural curiosity, instills a joy of learning, and provides one of the most effective, dynamic social-emotional and academic learning environments.

Montessori Curriculum

Practical Life

Sensorial

Mathematics

Language Arts

Grace & Courtesy

World Cultures

Arts

Science

“It is important to foster individuality, for only the individual can produce the new ideas.”


― Albert Einstein

Montessori: Creating a Paradigm Shift in Education

Montessori Education

Encourages and Respects Individuality

Internal Validation

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

Internal Self-Discipline

Instruction Adapts to the Child's Style

Hands-on Interactive Materials

Children Collaborate

Flexible Time to Achieve Depth of Knowledge

Appropriate Physical Movement

Freedom within Defined Boundaries

Active Participation

Process Oriented

Unlimited Curriculum

Integrated Curriculum

Traditional Education

Values Conformity

 

External Validation

Rote Knowledge

External Rewards & Punishments

 

Instruction Adapts to Teacher's Style

 

Worksheets & Memorization

Passive Participation

Blocked Time with Pre-Planned Learning Path

 

Seated Lessons

Follow the Leader Style Classrooms

Passive Participation

Product Oriented

Pre-planned Annual Curriculum

Segregated Curriculum