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“The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six.”
– Maria MontessoriDeveloped by Dr. Maria Montessori, the first female graduate of the University of Rome Medical School, our philosophy of education focuses attention on the whole child. Our goal is to help children reach their full potential in all areas of life by allowing them the freedom to pursue their interests under the guidance of a specially trained Montessori teacher.
The Montessori approach begins with a specifically designed environment that gives access to a variety of materials and objects to help children learn through exploration. This self-directed learning allows children to develop their unique talents and abilities through their own learning style, while building confidence and a sense of independence.
Key to our philosophy is the interaction among children of different ages in the same classroom, which promotes healthy socialization and mentoring. In addition to independent projects, students also engage in small and large group activities that broaden their horizons and teach both creative and practical skills.
The teacher plays a critical role as guide, mentor and facilitator, monitoring progress and encouraging children to add new experiences and projects as appropriate.