Montessori education is characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural development and curiosity. It is a multi-sensory approach where students learn from working with and touching materials rather than solely by verbal instruction. The main focus of the philosophy is the education of the child’s “whole personality”. Through his or her involvement in real life activities, the child has the opportunity to develop emotionally, physically, socially, intellectually, and culturally.
Our primary goal is to foster and enhance each child’s natural sense of joy and wonder. We feel that children should delight in childhood, that the school day must include laughter and the buzz of creative silliness. We want students to love school and the process of learning. The idea that “education is not a chore, but a joyous exploration of life’s mysteries”, is the most important lesson that we hope to teach our students.