“The child is both hope and a promise for mankind”
— Maria Montessori
A Montessori education is based in the research and writings of Dr. Maria Montessori,medical doctor, educator, and advocate for peace. Because the Montessori method uses fundamental principles of child development, it can be adapted to any group of children in any culture. Dr. Montessori’s work and ideas spread worldwide, influencing scores of other theorists and educators. Much of what is considered “new” and “experimental” in education today has long been a part of Montessori practice. At New School Montessori, each child participates in our Montessori program that includes:
Our classrooms are collaborative communities that foster order, respect, and a child’s innate desire to learn. Multi-aged classrooms allow students to work together and learn from each other. Our teaching method respects individual differences and learning styles. Specially designed materials lead from concrete experience to abstract knowledge. Our integrated approach to learning encourages universal thinking.
A wide selection of books is available to help you learn more about the Montessori philosophy and method. We also suggest that you read at least one book by Maria Montessori.
We also recommend:
If you’re already a part of our school community, you can borrow some of these books from our parent resources library, located on the first floor. A number of periodicals and websites also provide informative articles and discussions about the Montessori method and a Montessori education.
Montessori Education Provides Better Outcomes than Traditional Methods, Study Indicates.