Benefits of Montessori
Each child is valued as a unique individual.
Montessori education recognizes that children learn in different ways, and accommodates all learning styles. Students are also free to learn at their own pace, each advancing through the curriculum as he is ready, guided by the teacher and an individualized learning plan.
Beginning at an early age, Montessori students develop order, coordination, concentration, and independence.
Classroom design, materials, and daily routines support the individual’s emerging “self-regulation” (ability to educate one’s self and to think about what one is learning), toddlers through adolescents.
Students are part of a close, caring community.
Older students enjoy stature as mentors and role models; younger children feel supported and gain confidence about the challenges ahead. Teachers model respect, loving kindness, and a belief in peaceful conflict resolution.
Montessori students enjoy freedom within limits.
Working within parameters set by their teachers, students are active participants in deciding what their focus on learning will be. Montessorians understand that internal satisfaction drives the child’s curiosity and interest and results in joyous learning that is sustainable over a lifetime.
Students are supported in becoming active seekers of knowledge.
Teachers provide environments where students have the freedom and the tools to pursue answers to their own questions.
Self-correction and self-assessment are an integral part of the Montessori classroom approach.
As they mature, students learn to look critically at their work and become adept at recognizing, correcting, and learning from their errors.
Famous Montessori Graduates
The teaching style of Dr. Maria Montessori is meant to spark creativity, initiative, and self-confidence in children. With that in mind, it is no wonder that there are so many notable former Montessori students. Below is a list of just a few Montessori students you may have heard of.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin, founders of Google
Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, former First Lady
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize-winning novelist
Anne Frank, famous child diarist from World War II
Prince William and Prince Harry, sons of Charles, Prince of Wales
Melissa and Sarah Gilbert, actresses
Sean Combs, famous rapper
Julia Child, first TV chef
Helen Hunt, Academy Award-winning actress
George Clooney, Academy Award-winning actor
David Blaine, magician (also sent his children to a Montessori school)
Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill & Hillary Clinton
Dakota Fanning, Academy Award-nominated actress
To grasp the essence of Montessori education, just step inside a classroom. Beautiful, inviting, and thoughtfully arranged, the room embodies each element of Maria Montessori’s revolutionary approach.
Natural lighting, soft colors, and uncluttered spaces set the stage for activity that is focused and calm. Learning materials are displayed on accessible shelves, fostering independence as students go about their work. Everything is where it is supposed to be, conveying a sense of harmony and order that both comforts and inspires. In this safe and empowering environment, students find joy in learning.
Our Montessori Teachers
Ms. Poblete: Kindergarten
Ms. Bryson-Perez and Mrs. Thomas-Scott: 1st
Mrs. Hambright: 2nd
Mr. Sagaral: 3rd
Mrs. Sayasit: 3rd
Miss. McArthur: 4th/5th
Mrs. Hernandez-Dutra: 5th
Mrs. Williams: 7th/8th
Mr. Fiore: 7th/8th