• To afford children the opportunity to access a quality Montessori education.
• To inspire children to love learning
Montessori education develops the whole child and promotes self-motivated, independent, lifelong learners by supporting the natural development of each child in a respectful, well-prepared environment.
To become a premier school of education recognised for its diversity, developing the whole child and promoting self-motivated, independent, lifelong learners by supporting the natural development of each child in a respectful, well-prepared environment
Who was Maria Montessori?
Maria Montessori, the founder of the Montessori approach to education, was born in Italy in 1870. As a teenager she was determined to become an engineer, but later abandoned that idea in favor of studying medicine. Graduating as Italy's first female medical practitioner she embarked on a career in mental health.
This brought her into contact with children diagnosed as educationally subnormal, and excluded from the educational system. She devised special apparatus to help them learn through movement and achieved some remarkable results.
Responding to demands to explaining her 'method' Montessori began to write about her discoveries and to train people to work with children the way she advocated. From this time onward education became her life and she continued to develop educational theories to fit what she observed among the children in her care.
For the rest of her life she traveled extensively, training, teaching and lecturing around the world, increasingly convinced that it was only through effective education of the rising generation that universal peace could ever become a reality. She died in Holland in 1952, leaving an international legacy of Montessori schools and training centers around the world, all following the Montessori approach, transcending cultures, faiths, linguistic traditions and political systems.
What is Montessori Education?
The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood.
It is an approach that values the human spirit and the development of the whole child—physical, social, emotional and cognitive.