What is Montessori?
The Montessori education philosophy is based on the research of Dr. Maria Montessori – an Italian physician and educator. At its heart, the Montessori method emphasizes independence, freedom within limits, and a respect for the child. Classroom spaces are purposefully designed and materials carefully curated in pursuit of an education partnership.
The experience and training of a Montessori teacher is integral to the Montessori method. All of The Montessori School’s Head Teachers have completed extensive Montessori teacher training with either the American Montessori Society (AMS) or Association Montessori International (AMI) in additional to their bachelor’s or master’s degrees. All of our Head Teachers also maintain active memberships with the AMS, AMI, and the Michigan Montessori Society (MMS).
If you are looking for additional information on the Montessori philosophy, we encourage you to explore mariamontessori.com or this introduction from the American Montessori Society in your research.
We’d love to talk to you about our educational approach–including the research that supports it–and how we can meet the educational needs of your child and your family. Contact us today.