“By education I mean an all-round drawing out of the best in the child and man; body, mind and spirit.” – Mahatma Gandhi
The Montessori Experience
Differences between Montessori and Traditional Schools
In Montessori, the child only moves on to new material when he or she is prepared to do so. This contrasts with traditional education where an entire class is expected to move at the exact same rate, regardless of skill level, inherent interest, or having fully grasped previous foundational material. If a child needs more time, on math, or learning the alphabet that is okay. And if a child has quickly mastered a topic, they are free to move on to activities that will continue to challenge them. Interested in what your child will be learning? Check out Our Curriculum.
A peer reviewed article published in Science has shown that Montessori educated children tend to achieve higher scores than traditionally educated children not only in math and reading, but in creative use of language and even making ethical decisions. They tend to use more complex sentence structures in their writing, and responded to challenging social situations more effectively.