What is Montessori

“The child is both a hope and
a promise for mankind.”

–Dr. Maria Montessori

What is Montessori

“The child is both a hope and
a promise for mankind.”

–Dr. Maria Montessori

A little about Montessori…

Because we’d need a bigger website to tell you everything, here is the short version.

The Montessori method of teaching is based on scientific research and observations of Dr. Montessori (1870-1952) she was a pioneer of her time and was the first female Italian Doctor, philosopher and educator.  She came to understand the inner nature of the child.

Montessori revolutionized what we know about how children learn. She uncovered the knowledge that children’s learning is specific to the developmental stage they are in. Traditional Montessori classrooms combine the ages, this is specific to the Montessori method our oldest students are role models and teachers to our younger students.

The Montessori approach to education provides children with many hands-on materials that were developed after years of observing children and how they learn. The materials are a pivotal component to the environment and aid in the ongoing building of knowledge.

Knowledge building and moving from success to success are instilled within the environment as is the ability to think creatively and outside of the box to experiment with and problem solve.

And, of course, the best way to learn more is to see it in action.

For more about the history of Montessori please visit the American Montessori Society.

Watch Jackson go through a typical day at a Montessori School.

Video by Lindsay Palmer, shot at Dundas Montessori, Ontario.

Montessori Alumni

Montessori alumni are noted for being strong and capable.  With millions of Montessori alum around the world it would be impossible to note them all, but here are a few you may recognize.

  • Julia Child, chef, author, TV personality
  • Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; vice-chair of the Clinton Foundation; and author
  • Seth Curry, NBA player (Portland Trail Blazers)
  • Anthony Doerr, author, Pulitzer Prize recipient
  • Helen Hunt, Emmy Award winning actor
  • Gabriel García Marquez, author, Nobel Prize in Literature recipient
  • Morgan Saylor, actor
  • Will C. Smith, Jr., Maryland State Senator
  • Taylor Swift, GRAMMY Award winner
  • His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge
  • Larry Page and Sergey Brin Google Founders

NBA MVP Stephen Curry: “Montessori helped me become the person I am today.”

Google Founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Talk Montessori, dated 2010


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