Our School Philosophy
“the child, that forgotten citizen, must be appreciated in accordance with his true value. His rights as a human being who shapes all mankind must become sacred.”
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Our Educational Ethos
The Montessori Method is both a philosophy of child development and a rationale for guiding such growth. It is based on two important developmental needs of children:
- The need for freedom within limits
- A carefully prepared environment which guarantees exposure to materials and experiences.
Through these developmental needs, children develop their intellect as well as their physical and social abilities. The Montessori method of education is designed to take full advantage of the children’s desire to learn and their distinctive ability to cultivate their own capabilities. The method fosters a love of learning while allowing each child to interact and explore at their own pace in a non-competitive environment.
Children have a deep love and desire for purposeful activity. They work, however, not as an adult for the completion of a task, but for the enjoyment of an activity itself. It is this activity which enables them to achieve their most important goal: the development of their individual selves.
Why Choose Montessori?
What makes Montessori so attractive to educators, parents and systems of education? Here are two of the main reasons why we believe Montessori is an enduringly attractive way to learn and develop:
Optimal whole child development
The goal of Montessori education is to allow the child’s optimal intellectual, physical, emotional and social development to unfold. This is a very different goal to that of most education systems today, where the focus is on academic attainment. By working with materials and by interacting with concepts and ideas, as opposed to memorising facts, children self-discover and are empowered with the tools of life long learning.
Individuality and Creativity
In a Montessori environment, children work at their own pace to fulfill their unique potential. There is no need for targeted differentiation policies in Montessori education – Montessori sees every child as an individual with specific and personal needs. Montessori nurtures and encourages creativity, not only in the creative arts but in problem solving, teamwork and academic work. Montessori prepares children for the future.