Montessori philosophy nurtures the “complete child” through spontaneous interest in learning, instilling self-discipline and confidence. In a mixed-age group, collaborative and freedom-oriented exploratory environment, children develop a lifetime love for learning. They cultivate independence, respect, responsibility, leadership and innovativeness, aside from academic excellence, following their natural instincts and acquiring knowledge at an individual pace. Montessori introduces children to the joy of learning at an early age and provides a framework in which intellectual and social development goes hand in hand. It trains children to be self-directed, fearless problem-solvers.
Montessori is rapidly gaining prominence as being the one of most apt and relevant philosophies of education for modern times since it helps raise global citizens. Dr. Maria Montessori, the first female physician in Italy and an acclaimed educator, conceptualized and introduced this unique hands-on and practical way of learning in 1907 and today the impetus on STEM seems a natural extension of Montessori principles which Dr. Maria Montessori saw a century back as being innovative.
Dr. Montessori’s belief holds universally that every child possesses an innate curiosity and love for learning which takes them on a “journey of discovery” in the classroom. A Montessori education produces independent, confident children who are self-sufficient, emotionally balanced, globally aware, environmentally conscious, and respectful of oneself and others.