The Montessori Advantage
“Our aim is not only to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core.”
Dr. Maria Montessori
Low student-teacher ratio
Most public and private schools have ratios of 20:1 and sometimes higher. The student teacher ratio at Montessori Children’s Community averages 10:1, which is one of the lowest in the area. What does that mean for your child? It means that your child will receive more individualized attention as well as aspire to a lifetime of learning.
One of the key aspects of the Montessori method is the multi-age classrooms. What we mean is children are grouped together in classrooms from ages 3 to 6, 6 to 9, 9 to 12, and 12-15 at Montessori Children’s Community. Because children spend three years in the same classroom, they develop a deep bond with the teachers as well as with their classmates. Likewise, the teacher will get to know your child well, and will learn the correct strategies to motivate and challenge him/her to his/her fullest potential. The multi-age classroom offers each child a chance to be a leader. Unlike traditional education, where leadership is often based on an outgoing personality, in a Montessori classroom, the leaders are the older children. Therefore, every child, whether outgoing or shy, is given the opportunity to lead. This is a wonderful experience that will serve your child the rest of his/her life.
The multi-age classroom allows children to work at their own level of understanding and development. Children do not feel the pressure of working at a specific level. Instead, the teachers can tailor the work to the needs of each individual child. In each subject area, children are given lessons individually or in small groups, which insures that each child will develop self-confidence in working alone and with others. Research has shown that the best predictor of future success is a positive sense of self-esteem.
Our school community is, perhaps the greatest advantage. We are an educated and diverse group of families and staff who share similar values for children. The goal is to provide quality Montessori education to our children. Our community is friendly and supportive, all brought together by a single purpose: to develop successful learners, who are self-confident, respectful, responsible, and most of all, happy.