Why Montessori?

A Montessori education develops critical thinking skills and allows time and space for children’s own ideas to come to fruition. Children are challenged to think, learn that their ideas matter and discover that they have a voice. They also learn how to work respectfully together and contribute their talents within a community. Children develop a solid academic foundation and learn how to apply what they learn well beyond the classroom environment.

They become confident, enthusiastic, self-directed learners who are able to think critically, work collaboratively, and act with integrity. They develop the skills needed to succeed in today’s ever changing global society, as demonstrated by Montessori graduates such as Larry Paige and Sergey Brin (Google Founders), Jeff Bezos (Amazon CEO/Founder), Katherine Graham (former owner/editor of the Washington Post), Julia Child (chef and author) and Jimmy Wales (founder of Wikipedia).

Children are guided in developing the skills to be successful in life: initiative, concentration, critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, respect, responsibility, empathy, and the desire to “give back” through service. They are encouraged to ask questions, learn how to find answers, and process information for real understanding. The way that children learn how to learn in our Montessori environment shapes the way they will master new skills and solve problems for the rest of their lives.

What are the benefits of a Montessori education?

 

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A Parent's Perspective

Check out this fascinating video, which gives a parent perspective of Montessori. The video was produced by Trevor Eissler, a father of three Montessori students and a business jet pilot and flight instructor.

Another Parent Perspective   

Another video produced by Montessori parent Trevor Eissler.

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