Dr Montessori observed…

…that human development occurs in planes; periods with distinct physical and psychological characteristics. Each plane of development has sensitive periods of learning particular to the stage of the child.

How we do it

Children are grouped in 3 year age spans. There is constant interaction, problem solving, child-to-child teaching, and socialisation. Each age range has a specific learning environment prepared with materials and trained adults focused on the child’s developmental needs for self-construction.

Our 3–6 years programme supports the development of the child as an individual. Assisting the child with age-appropriate qualities and facts about their world.

Our 6–12 years programme extends the development of the intellect within the social community of the class room.
An integrated curriculum is delivered to support the child’s growing ‘reasoning mind’.

Children completing the full programme are naturally transformed as unique individuals fully prepared for the next step in their educational journey.

…natural tendencies to explore, move, share with a group, to be independent and make decisions, create order, develop self-control, abstract ideas from experience, use the creative imagination, work hard, repeat, concentrate, and perfect one’s efforts and creations.

The practical application of the Montessori method is based upon these. The programme integrates opportunities for the ‘human tendencies’ to be exercised at every level.

…all intelligences and styles of learning need to be nurtured.

Individualised observation and preparation: guides observe and introduce new lessons to each child linked across all
areas of study according to the particular child’s age, ability and interest.

…the ‘prepared environment’ best meets the needs of the children.

Work Centres: The classroom is arranged in subject areas with children free to move around the room and work with an activity with no time limit.

Children are initially linked to the materials through lessons which they are then free to repeat until they have understood.

…the benefits of character education.

Children learn to take care of themselves, their environment, and each other, use social etiquette; moving gracefully, speaking politely, being considerate and helpful. They will learn to make good choices, take responsibility for their actions and know what is right for the common good.