The Montessori Method

The six guiding principles

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Children must be free to move, free to think, free to express themselves. Observers to our classrooms will quickly notice how this freedom of choice creates a productive learning environment.

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Structure and Order

Each classroom is ordered and organised, and each school day has a routine. Balancing freedom, the structure and order of Montessori classrooms allows children to recognise limits and boundaries on their own.

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Clutter is the antithesis of beauty. Montessori classrooms are bright, open, airy spaces, minimalist and natural, with an atmosphere that is peaceful and tranquil.

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Nature and Reality

The indoor and outdoor classroom is innately connected. Natural materials are used instead of synthetics, and realistic, authentic activities reflect real-life practice.

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Social Environment

The multi-age classroom gives children the opportunity to learn from others and in turn model this behaviour to other students. Being a part of their classroom community helps children to develop social skills from an early age.

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Intellectual Environment

Each child is an individual. The Montessori environment is designed precisely for this, with a variety of stimulating and challenging activities the bolster each child's personal strengths while butressing their challenges.