The Benefits of a Montessori Education
As a parent, you may ask yourself “What outcomes can we look for if we give our child a Montessori education?” The Montessori approach is often described as an “education for life.” When we try to define what students take away from their years in Montessori we need to expand our vision to include more than just the basic academic skills. Here are aspects of a Montessori Education we invite you to consider:
Academic Preparation: Montessori education prepares children both for higher education and for life. On an academic level, the Montessori curriculum helps students attain skills that allow them to become independently functioning adults and life-long learners.
Intrinsic Motivation: Innate desire drives Montessori student to engage in activities for enjoyment and satisfaction
Social Responsibility: Montessori children tend to be quite sensitive to the rights and needs of others. They tent to make a positive contribution to their community.
Autonomy: Montessori students are apt to become self-directed, composed and morally independent.
Confidence and Competence: Montessori students have a propensity to become confident, competent, self-reflective and thereby, successful. They are generally not afraid of failure and learn from their mistakes.
Creativity and Originality of Thought: Montessori students become confident in expressing their own ideas and creativity. They recognize the value of their own work, respect the creative process of others and are willing to share their ideas. Montessori students tent to take great satisfaction in self-expression.
Self-awareness and Responsibility: Montessori students are often exceptionally compassionate, empathetic and sensitive to the natural world and the human condition.
“A Parent’s Guide to the Montessori Classroom” by Aline D. Wolf
“Montessori – A Modern Approach” by Paula Polk Lilliard
“Montessori Today – A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood” by Paula Polk Lilliard