Teaching students to be ambassadors of peace with fundamental attitudes & skills that are essential for a lifetime of creative thinking & learning.
WHO WAS MARIA MONTESSORI?
Dr. Maria Montessori, Italy’s first woman physician, developed innovative educational approaches based on the way children naturally master knowledge and skills. She discovered that children learn independently and at their own pace, and she created an ideal environment in which students choose among activities appropriate for their developmental level. In 1907, Dr. Montessori opened her first casa dei bambini — or “children’s house” — in Rome, and the Montessori method of education was born.
THE MONTESSORI PHILOSOPHY
Through her scientific observation and analysis, Dr. Montessori discovered that children learn most effectively by enhancing their natural periods of early learning in an environment where they feel supported and secure. The Montessori philosophy encourages a comfortable, productive relationship between children, their teachers and their parents.
The Fayetteville Montessori School was established in 1974, and is a year round school that excels in teaching children to become independently motivated through child-centered classrooms using Montessori Materials. Our school is comprised of 29 classrooms, with students ranging from 6 weeks to 12 years old. Through a carefully prepared environment, in mixed-age group classrooms, students receive a hands-on education from highly-skilled instructors. This allows our students to leave as ambassadors of peace, with fundamental habits, attitudes, and skills which are essential for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning.
THE MONTESSORI METHOD OF EDUCATION
The classroom environment consists of attractive manipulatives, educational toys that involve children in academic learning. "The Montessori classroom is a "prepared environment" planned in advance to support independent, student-initiated work." In the classroom, children are free to select manipulative's of their preference and through curiosity and innate interest engage in learning activities of their own individual choice. In the traditional Montessori environment, children manipulate objects and discover the joy of learning while a teacher guides them and "... by making discoveries with the materials, cultivating concentration, motivation, self-discipline, and a love of learning."
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