About the Montessori Method
about maria montessori method school alpineThe Montessori Method was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, of Italy, in the early 1900’s
Montessori’s approach was dedicated to making life engaging for children by preparing a classroom environment that will satisfied the student’s ability to concentrate and experience in independent work. These skills help make the child develop physical, social, and intellectual skills which uses their own tremendous capacity to absorb their immediate world as a catalyst for continued education.
Montessori education is not the force-feeding of information and skills designed to produce a precocious child. The environment is neither rigidly structured and disciplined, nor disorganized and undisciplined. It is a non-competitive place which allows each child to focus on her/his own work. Many levels of ability can be accommodated in the classroom, allowing for a match of activities and materials consistent with each child’s needs.