The Montessori Method

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The May Sands Montessori School’s educational philosophy is based on the premise that excellence in education requires:

  • A close collaboration between parents and school staff. Parent engagement is vital to the success of our programs.
  • A child-centered curriculum that is developmentally appropriate and includes movement, manipulation, and discovery within a multi-age classroom.
  • Guides (teachers) who keenly observe each student’s style of learning to present the curriculum in a manner that instills a sense of wonder about the universe and the child’s place within that universe.
  • A carefully prepared learning environment that fosters a love for learning and allows students to achieve learning gains through personal motivation.
  • Extending the classroom out into the community, creating a web of exchange among community members, families, and educational staff.

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Video by Lorna McGrath, Montessori teacher educator, conference presenter, and school consultant:

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