In the Montessori method, students learn by interacting with carefully selected materials. Concepts are learned not through memorization but through hands-on interaction. The students come to see that learning is a product of their own actions and experiences, not simply the result of instructions received from another person. In short, each student develops responsibility for and excitement about their own learning process, a gift that will last a lifetime.
The Montessori experience fosters a way of learning that creates a sense of order in each student - an inner knowing that each project has a beginning, a middle, and an end. This sense of order is critical to developing an ability to follow through all the stages of future endeavors.
At Montessori Children’s House, each student works at their own pace and in their own way. Cooperation rather than competition is fostered in this environment as older students interact with younger they help each other to feel successful.