How is Montessori Education Different?

The multi-aged Montessori classroom emphasizes a balance between freedom and responsibility. A process toward  independence and self-discipline is fostered for each child. At the core of Montessori education is: respect for self, each other, and the learning environment.  Students usually spend three years in a multi-grade classroom with the same teacher. This provides for long term-relationships between the teacher, student, and family.The Montessori classroom also provides an opportunity for growing responsibility for each student.

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  • Students usually spend three years in a multi-grade classroom with the same teacher. This provides for long term-relationships between the teacher, student, and family. 
  • The Montessori classroom also provides an opportunity for growing responsibility for each student. In a prepared environment each student moves  in sequence from simple to complex and from concrete to abstract.
  •  Students make choices in directing their own work.
  • Montessori materials are used in classrooms for math, language, science, social studies, and sensorial learning.

  • The classroom environment is prepared for learning. Educational materials are sequenced, so that the student may understand their educational progress.

See the MPS Montessori Video of our children in action in the classroom at http://www.edtv99.org/video/7880/ .