​Scientific observation has established that education is not what the teacher gives; education is a natural process spontaneously carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words but by experiences upon the environment. The task of the teacher becomes that of preparing a series of motives of cultural activity, spread over a specially prepared environment, and then refraining from obtrusive interference. Human teachers can only help the great work that is being done.

- Maria Montessori


  1. Practical Life - Exercises having to do with care of self, the environment, and concern for others. Concentration and coordination are developed. Grace and courtesy skills are practiced.

  2. Sensorial - Exercises having to do with sense discrimination, observation, and descriptive language. A clear approach fosters the continuing effort of children to categorize and organize the qualities of the world around them.

  3. Language - Activities having to do with receptive and expressive language. Young children are interested in writing and reading. Given the opportunity, most children learn to read by age six.

  4. Mathematics - Activities having to do with counting and number relationships, including an overview of the function of the decimal system. Careful design of materials in the mathematics area and in the sensorial area lays the groundwork for future learning in algebra and geometry.

  5. Cultural - Experiences that provide children with information about geography, history, music, art, science, and nature study. Other areas of interest or knowledge from the hobbies or occupations of our community are explored as well.

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