About Dr Maria Montessori (1870 - 1952)

One of the most influential pioneers in early childhood education. Her ideas have become known and recognized throughout the world and have significantly influenced mainstream education.

Born in Italy, she was the first woman to graduate from the University of Rome Medical School and later worked as a doctor treating what are known today as children with "special needs". Using the classroom as her laboratory for observing children, she devised a method of education which combines a philosophy with a practical approach based on the central ideas of freedom for the child within a carefully planned and structured environment.

The great pioneering achievement of Dr. Maria Montessori was to recognize the crucial importance of a child's first six years of development. It is during this time that a child's powers of absorption are highest and lifelong attitudes and patterns of learning are firmly formed. It is for the sensitive periods that the Montessori system of education was most uniquely and effectively designed.

So great was her success that she traveled the world, establishing schools and lecturing about her discoveries. Today, Dr. Montessori's books have been translated in more than twenty languages and her method has become part of every good teacher training course.

Dr. Maria Montessori died in Holland at the age of 82, leaving behind her wonderful legacy. Today, her revolutionary concepts bring a sense of joy, freedom, and achievement to classrooms throughout the world.

The Montessori Method

The Montessori method is a complete education system that recognizes the crucial importance of a child's first six years of development when his/her powers of absorption are highest and lifelong attitudes are formed.

The Montessori system of education was most uniquely designed to encourage the holistic development of the child and to prepare him/her not only for school, but for life.

The Montessori classroom is a prepared environment which is highly organized and designed to stimulate a child's interest to enable the child to develop to his/her fullest potential as both an intelligent and a responsible social being.

Why choose Montessori?
  • Prepares your child not just for school, but for LIFE.
  • Capitalizes on children's Absorbent Minds & Sensitive Periods.
  • Aims for holistic development in children.
  • Every child is treated as a unique individual.
  • Equips children with a love for learning and with self-discipline; both qualities that will help them through further stages of development in the later school years.
  • Carefully tailored lessons with specialized Montessori materials; from simple to complex & from concrete to abstract.