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