What is Montessori?
The Montessori method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood. Dr. Montessori’s method has been time tested, with over 100 years of success in diverse cultures throughout the world.
It is a view of the child as one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment. The Montessori method is an approach that values the human spirit and the development of the whole child—physical, social, emotional, and cognitive.
For a more immersive look, including learning more about the core components of an authentic Montessori school and Montessori terminology, please visit the American Montessori Society’s page on this topic.