Why Choose a Montessori School
Maria Montessori, born in 1870, was the first female Italian doctor in history. She began her career by working with the children experiencing some form of a mental disability and poor children of her country. By spending time in observation and experimentation, she developed a system of education that helped handicapped and deprived children learn as well as their normal counterparts.
In recent years as the failure of traditional methods of education has become more obvious, the interest in Montessori education has grown. It offers a structured system that allows a child to develop at his own pace, using his own abilities, with the guidance of a trained Montessori directress and the use of specially designed Montessori materials. In most Montessori schools the teacher is seen as a director of activities rather than a traditional teacher, thus the use of the term directress.
In a Montessori classroom, the child learns according to how he learns best. There is freedom within limits. The child chooses work that appeals to his inner interests. Children develop a strong sense of independence and self-confidence. The child has the freedom to express his creativity through a variety of means.