What is Montessori?
    Montessori is a system of education that is both a philosophy of child development and a methodology of guiding each child’s development to its full potential.
    What are its premises?
    Each child is to be respected as a unique individual.
    Each child possesses an unusual sensitivity and intellectual ability to absorb and learn from his/her environment. 
    Each child has a deep love and need for purposeful work. It is through this that he/she develops his/her mental, physical and psychological powers.
    What makes it unique?
    The whole child approach: the development of social skills, emotional growth, physical coordination and cognition.
    Prepared environment: the classroom, materials, social setting and atmosphere support the child.
    Montessori materials: Dr. Montessori designed a number of multi-sensory sequential, and self-correcting materials to facilitate learning.
    The teacher: designer of the environment, resource person, role model, demonstrator, record keeper, meticulous observer of children.
    What are its goals?
    Develop a positive attitude towards school.
    Help each child develop self confidence.
    Assist each child in building the power of concentration, inner discipline, and responsibility.
    Foster intrinsic reward for work.
    Cultivate inner security and sense of order in the child.
    In a Montessori School...
    Children grow in an environment of mutual respect to become responsible world citizens
    Every classroom is beautifully equipped with Montessori materials that stimulate a child’s curiosity and love of learning, drawing each one to develop his/her potential children experience learning as a joyous journey through self-directed work and thought.
    Children experience a spiraling, connected curriculum founded on Montessori principles.
    School and community work cooperatively, sharing resources and support teachers, assistants, administrators, support staff, parents; everyone shares a vision of education excellence.
     "The Montessori Method, ch. 5 (1912) If an educational act is to be efficacious,
    it will be only one which tends to help toward the complete unfolding of life."