It is necessary for the teacher to guide the child without letting him feel her presence too much, so that she may always be ready to supply the desired help, but may never be the obstacle between the child and his experience.
– Maria Montessori
The Montessori method is based on respect, it nurtures creativity, curiosity and imagination; it awakens the human spirit because it does not only focus on the university preparation but offers a philosophy, an answer to the changing world.
Montessori teachers do not force children to quickly go through the lesson, but help children think for themselves thus develop their one-of-a-kind talents and possibilities. It happens thanks to the innovative approach toward each and every child – children are guided to develop a meaningful degree of independence and self-discipline.
The carefully prepared environment of a Montessori classroom has been designed to enrich the child with a sense of empowerment and facilitate the development of independence. The classroom is divided into several logical areas and it allows children to make a choice of which lesson they want. The basic curricula include: Practical Life, Sensory Training, Language Arts, Math, Art, Music, Geography, and Science. Children always work at their own pace and discover the best ways to work for themselves as individual learners. On entering a Montessori classroom you see children that go about their daily chores and work so peacefully, fully concentrated on their missions, that it leaves no doubt whatsoever where they belong.
“The secret of good teaching is to regard a child’s intelligence as a fertile field in which we can saw the seeds of learning which will blossom under the flaming sun of her imagination. Our aim is not only to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core.”
Through endless repetitions of lessons and everyday life skills together with an academic regimen Montessori children develop a fine sense of order and higher than usual ability to concentrate and follow a complex sequence of steps, even at a very early age. They learn how to discriminate between colours, weight, textures, and shapes. Montessori cultivates the natural desire to learn that children are born with, and moreover, it makes them blossom not only through spontaneous exploration but also through collaboration with other classmates. Younger children experience the older classmates’ role models who in turn blossom with the responsibility of leadership. The process is beneficial for everyone as they learn not only with each other but form each other.
Montessori International School is more than just a regular school as it creates in children a sense of belonging. On joining Montessori International School you become a part of our community, where children with their entire families can feel at home, where children feel loved, respected and happy. Most of all, they remain undisturbed in mastering their interests and following their curiosity through active participation, which is the only way human beings are able to learn. Your child deserves a chance to reach the potential you could only dream of.
…The child’s joy – nothing more you could ask for…