The Montessori Method
“Free the child’s potential and you will transform him into the world”
– Dr. Maria Montessori
What is the Montessori Method?
Montessori is an innovative, child-centered approach to education, developed over a century ago by Dr. Maria Montessori. While working with institutionalized and inner-city children, Montessori discovered that children are natural learners and have an innate pathway to their own psychological development.
Based on her findings, Montessori created an approach based on children’s developmental stages rather than chronological age. The Montessori model provides students with a prepared environment, developmentally appropriate materials, and the liberty to choose what interests them-allowing children to channel their instinctive desire to learn at a pace and level that is optimal for their individual advancement.
The goal of Montessori education is to foster a child’s natural inclination to learn.