“The child is endowed with unknown powers, which can guide us to a radiant future. If what we really want is a new world, then education must take as its aim the development of these hidden possibilities.”
Montessori Education aims to support the full development of the human being and offers a broad view of education as an "aid to life." It is implemented in over 20,000 schools around the globe and has a greater history of success than any other educational approach in the world.
By following the child's natural developmental progression, Montessori not only optimizes their potentialities but also inspires a lifetime love of learning. Learning takes place in a physically active, social environment, and individual skills, independence and confidence blossom across all areas of development.
As all children have an innate desire to learn, Montessori environments are carefully crafted and prepared to support this tendency. Specially designed materials provide opportunities to engage in spontaneous and purposeful activities under the guidance of trained adults.
An Important Note to Parents:
Maria Montessori and the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), the organization she founded to oversee the implementation of her vision and philosophy, never sought to legally protect the Montessori name. One unfortunate outcome of this being the dilution of her vision by those who presently use the name to promote schools without wholly embracing the philosophy. Today the use of the word “Montessori” is no assurance of authenticity or quality and parents are advised to do extensive research before choosing a school for their child.
Maria Montessori School 125 Brentcliffe Rd., Toronto, Ontario. M4G 3Y7