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A Montessori Education
Maria Montessori believed in children’s inherent desire to learn. Montessori classrooms include multi-age groupings which foster collaboration, and children may work in groups or on their own. The enticing materials invite hands-on exploration, and children move about the room as they find their best place to work. Real-life lessons provide authentic learning, uninterrupted blocks of work time encourage deep concentration, and the freedom to choose work allows students to own their learning. Montessori teachers carefully prepare the classroom environment to foster and encourage curiosity, independence, and freedom within limits, and children can guide themselves through this environment, making use of the lessons offered to develop themselves and interacting with the teacher for guidance and support as needed.
In our classrooms every day, students practice activities in math, language, science, history, geography, and practical life skills. Each day, children and adults honor kindness, compassion, mutual respect, and peace.
By encouraging students to develop the independence and skills necessary to be self-sufficient in their classrooms, we prepare them to venture into the biggest classroom of all. They leave with a true love of learning, standing on an academic and social foundation that will support them throughout their lives.
Great Montessori Videos
Briefings: What do P. Diddy, Sergey Brin and Peter Drucker have in Common? (featuring CMS Students)
Boston Globe: Succeeding at their own pace By Alex Beam
Forbes: Is Montessori the Origin of Google and Amazon?
The Atlantic: Superwoman Was Already Here
Wall Street Journal: Montessori Mafia
Harvard Business Review: Montessori Builds Innovators
American Montessori Society
Montessori Schools of Massachusetts
Building the Pink Tower Blog