Casa Niños School of Montessori, Inc.

Aug 18, 2017

The Montessori Difference

A Montessori school is more than a classroom with "different" materials. In order to understand how it differs, we must expand our thinking to include more than just the basics. A Montessori school is a miniature society, and the skills children learn in this environment extend well beyond the traditional definition of academic success. What Dr. Montessori established was not simply a more attractive classroom in which children would be taught to read and write; rather, a Montessori classroom represents a social and emotional environment where children are respected and empowered as individual human beings. They also learn to be contributing members of society. Montessori is an extended family and a community of children who take care of one another with respect.

The special relationship that is so common among Montessori children, their teachers, and their school is quite unlike the experience most children have. A key component of the Montessori school is the multi-year programs. A child stays in the same program, with his peers and teachers, for two to three years. Yes, Montessori schools are different, but not simply because of the materials used in the classroom. Look beyond the tower of cubes and the golden beads, and you will discover that this classroom is a place children really want to be because it feels just like home!

Casa Niños School of Montessori, Inc. educates children in the manner formulated by the famous Italian physician, Maria Montessori (1870-1952). The Montessori program is an educational approach that frees the child's potential for self-development. It guides each child according to individual capacity and need, permitting self-development at a natural rate. The Montessori system of education assures a foundation upon which to build future success.

The Montessori classroom is established as a miniature community where children work and learn together in harmony, while still retaining their individuality. The children strive to become responsible for their own behavior and to help their community by observing rules necessary for peaceful living.

Our Curriculum : Dr. Montessori realized that the childhood years could be divided into definite multi-year periods. She found that each period has its own characteristic attitude, challenge, and need.

To learn more, please visit montessori.org.