The Montessori Learning Method was first comprehensively implemented into our kindergarten program in 2012. Since its introduction, students have greatly benefitted from this learning experience on top of their curricular activities in their own respective classrooms.

Here are just a few key points relating to the Montessori Method:
1. Focuses on Key Developmental Stages: A Montessori curriculum focuses on key developmental milestones in children between the ages of three and five-years-old.

2. Encourages cooperative play: Because the teacher does not “run” the classroom, students guide the activities they do. This encourages children to share and work cooperatively to explore the various stations in the Montessori classroom.

3. Learning is child-centered: Montessori preschool students enjoy a classroom and curriculum designed around their specific needs and abilities that allows them to explore and learn at their own pace and on their own terms.  

4. Children naturally learn self-discipline: While the Montessori Method allows children to choose the activities they want to work on each day, and how long they will work at a specific task, there are specific “ground rules” for the class that are consistently enforced by the teacher and other students.