Our Teaching Method – A Montessori Education
The Montessori Method is based on years of patient observation of the nature of children and has proved itself of universal application. Schools all over the world have adopted this way of teaching successfully. The method is based on the child’s imperious need to learn by doing and has a profound respect for the child’s personality. It enables the teacher to work with each child individually in each subject.
Flexibility & Freedom
Each child works at his or her own pace and enjoys freedom of movement around the classroom. Learning happens spontaneously and individually or with a small group of friends. The child is not asked to perform at the level of his or her peers and the child’s peers are not asked to perform at his or her level. Thus, the child is freed to develop and learn things wholly, instead of too quickly or too slowly.
Lifelong, Joyful Work
The Montessori Method has revealed the young child as a lover of work – intellectual work, spontaneously chosen and carried out with immense joy. The child, at the age of three-years-old, begins this work using hands-on materials and manipulative. The child’s journey is continued through out the years, instilling a lifelong love of learning, not hindered by rote memorization and meaningless repetition.
Respect & Peacefulness
The Montessori Method is based upon a profound respect for the child and his or her personality. The individual treatment of each child begets harmony and rids the child of the struggle so often associated with competition. Feelings of inferiority are absent from the Montessori classroom, allowing endless opportunities for mutual help to be peacefully exchanged by peers and teachers alike.
The Montessori method embraces and develops the whole child, not just his intellectual faculties. Hands-on practical life activities such as knitting, woodworking, gardening and doing dishes nurture a child’s self-direction and discipline. These activities increase a child’s ability to focus for long periods of time and continue tasks precisely until completed. These skills are then easily applied by the child in their learning.