What is Montessori


Montessori is a carefully created and purposefully prepared environment where every element of the curriculum, the materials and the classroom is designed to engage the learner. Maria Montessori crafted an educational approach and developed materials, which correspond to each child’s individual development and make abstract concepts real through concrete experiences.

In Montessori we focus on the developmental stages of each individual child, the rate at which a child grows through those stages, and the interests and needs of each individual child. Teachers plan individual, one-on-one lessons for every student based on the stages of development. Montessori classrooms are equipped with specifically designed materials to guide the children as they grow.

Grace and courtesy have been an integral part of the Montessori day for over 100 years. How we create community, resolve conflicts, solve problems, and how we treat one another with honesty, care and respect are among the most important lifetime skills we can embed in our children’s character. By creating a respectful, stable and interdisciplinary learning environment, Absorbent Minds Montessori presents a sense of order, understanding and respect in the world of each student.

Absorbent Minds Montessori School provides a well-developed, clearly defined curriculum, which recognizes, understands and responds to the needs of each child in a developmentally appropriate way. Highly structured, it is the very formation of each environment at Absorbent Minds Montessori that allows for the intellectual freedom and exploration, which characterizes the Montessori classroom.

The Montessori classroom provides specially designed, multi-sensorial materials that engage the children constantly in their own learning, allowing each to learn (and to understand) by doing. With cross-age groupings in three-year developmental cycles, children internalize what they have learned by teaching the younger children and by being mentors and role models. In this way they also learn leadership, character and responsibility.