10 Reasons to choose Montessori
Montessori provides your children with a skill set for the 21st century
- Learning is child-centred and individualised. The NSW curriculum is taught, but children move through the curriculum at their own pace.
- With the freedom and support to question deeply, they learn to think critically and act boldly.
- By giving students a choice of activities, they learn self-discipline and motivation. Teachers observe, monitor and guide children to make good choices to progress their learning.
- The guided independent approach to learning allows Montessori students to become confident, enthusiastic self-learners.
- There is no standardised testing and no ‘bell curve’. Children are motivated by and measured against their own achievements, not those of others.
- Free from pre-defined times for activities, Montessori children concentrate carefully on subjects that inspire them and are able to feel the intrinsic reward of seeing a task through to completion, without being cut off because that class has ended.
- As students are active contributors to the classroom and the teacher their guide, there are more opportunities for cooperation and collaborative working between students.
- Montessori focuses on the whole child, with social and emotional development equal to learning curriculum.
- Focus is on the key developmental stages of the child, with learning activities and materials designed to further develop key milestones.
- Montessori is hands-on learning with materials that enable self-correction and self-assessment.
Books about Maria Montessori:
Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work by EM Standing
Maria Montessori: Biography by Rita Kramer
Books by Maria Montessori:
The Secret of Childhood
The Discovery of the Child
A Child in the Family