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Montessori Method

Over 100 years ago, Dr. Maria Montessori used her genius intuition to create a method of child instruction where the child learns using as many of his/her senses as possible. It wasn't until modern times that science has had the tools to evaluate her method and it has found: the method works!

  • Montessori started her first school over 100 years ago.Dr. Maria Montessori started her first school over 100 years ago.
  • Dr. Maria Montessori
  • Learning through all senses...where the child learns using as many of his/her senses as possible
  • Dr. Montessori created a method of child instructionHer genius intuition helped her create a method of child instruction
  • Modern science proves her method worksIt wasn't until modern times that science has had the tools...
  • Modern science proves her method works...to evaluate her method and it has found: the method works!
  • Child learns HOW to learnThis method teaches children HOW to learn - a skill they will use for a lifetime.

100+ Years of Education

Current research indicates that a child can learn naturally and happily as part of his/her normal growth. Directors and staff are sensitive to the fact that each child is a unique individual with different needs and aptitudes and each child progresses at different rates.

All early learning takes place initially through the senses. Given a prepared environment, the child will choose, from the varied and rich stimuli present, the tools necessary for his/her own natural growth. By working with the concrete Montessori materials and solving specific problems the child will reach comprehension.

The Montessori environment is a positive, stimulating, and enriching environment for children of all ages, all cultural backgrounds, all capabilities and/or gifts. The work process involves attaining skills, refining tasks, developing sensitivities, strengthening concentration, solving problems, and achieving new insights. The goal is to become happy and useful members of society; to achieve the ability to cope" and to "adapt" well, and to gain competence to function in the real world.

Parents are a vital part of our program and are encouraged to be actively involved in parent education and the various committees at the school.

Famous Montessori Graduates

  • Joshua Bell: American violinist
  • Jeff Bezos: Founder of Amazon.com
  • David Blaine: American magician, illusionist and endurance artist
  • Dr. T Berry Brazelton: Noted peditrician & author
  • Sergey Brin: Co-founder of Google
  • Julia Child: 1st TV chef & author
  • George Clooney: Academy Award-winning actor
  • Sean "P.Diddy" Combs: Rapper/muscian & producer
  • Eric Cornell PhD: Nobel Prize winner
  • John Cusack & Joan Cusack: American actors
  • Anthony Doerr: American author of novels and short stories
  • Peter Drucker: Founder of modern business/corporation management
  • Erik Erikson: Psychologist and psychoanalyst. Coined the phrase "identity crisis"
  • Anne Frank: Dutch diarist from World War II
  • Katherine Graham: Owner/editor of The Washington Post
  • Friedensreich Hundertwasser: Austrian painter & architect
  • Helen Hunt: Academy Award-winning actress
  • Helen Keller: First deaf & blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree
  • Beyonce Knowles: American singer, songwriter, and actress
  • Yo Yo Ma: Famous cellist who performs both as a soloist and with orchestras around the world
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Noble Prize winner for literature
  • HM Queen Noor of Jordan: Widow of King Hussein of Jordan
  • Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: Editor & former first lady
  • Larry Page: Co-founder of Google
  • Taylor Swift: American singer-songwriter & actress
  • Jimmy Wales: Founder of Wikipedia
  • Prince William & Prince Harry of the Royal House of Windsor: English royal family
  • Will Wright: Designer of The Sims

Timeline of Dr. Maria Montessori's Life...


See Also:
PNMA (Pacific Northwest Montessori Association)
International Association for Montessori Educators (IAME)
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE)
Wikipedia entry for Montessori education