Philosophy

Following the Montessori Tradition, our specially prepared environment is designed to encourage children to learn, flourish their individual talents. We offer the richness of the Montessori teaching ethos and curriculum with the aditional benefit of a full bilingual environment. Montessori emphasizes learning through all 5 senses, not just through listening, watching or reading.

Dr. Maria Montessori

After graduating from the University of Rome in 1896, she was the first woman to practice medicine in Italy. She developed a key interest in the behaviour of children and how they developed with the aid of various types of materials.

Her educational ideas came about from these observations and also a desire to improve the standards of society as a whole by developing an education program for young children.

She soon realised that children of all races and cultures developed and responded to her materials in a very similar way and it is for this reason the Montessori philosophy has no race or cultural border

A Montessori Education

A motivated mind continues to learn throughout a lifetime. Dr. Maria Montessori believed that this motivation to learn can stem from a young child's natural curiosity and it should be nurtured and given a free opportunity to develop.

She observed that there were specific times in a child's development when they were more sensitive to learning stimuli. She worked out that the environment the child was in was essential for the child to be able to benefit most from these stimuli. If this particular period is missed then it became more difficult for the child to react to similar stimuli in the future.

The "Montessori method" consists of a specifically developed set of materials which create the proper environment for children at each stage of their development. This helps them to develop their individual intellects and life skills.

Dr. Montessori's theory proved over many years that children can learn to read, write and calculate as easily and naturally as they learn to walk and talk.

Essentially the Montessori Method generated a child's love to learn through curiosity and interest. This gives them a great foundation as they grow older and enter other educational systems and an incentive to prosper.