1. The goal of Montessori education is to engage the child in the learning process, enlarge their interests and thus, foster learning. Children work. for the joy of working and a sense of discovery.
  2. By being free to choose their work, the child becomes more engaged and motivated and therefore they become active learners.
  3. By “following the child” teachers allow the child to work at their own pace, be it fast or slow. By succeeding at their level they develop self-confidence and ultimately self- esteem which gives them invaluable tools for the future.
  4. Montessori provides lessons through manipulative educational materials. This “hands on” learning gives the child a greater depth of understanding. The Montessori system of learning is also designed to enthuse and excite the child in the learning process. Children learn through trial and error versus having a teacher point it out to them.
  5. Social and emotional growth in the form of respect for oneself and each other is an integral part of Montessori educations is Grace and Courtesy. Montessori children are both cooperative and very nurturing towards one another, consequently they develop strong teamwork skills.
  6. The Montessori methodology hopes to instill in the child characteristics such as self-control, self-direction, self-motivation and self-esteem tools that will help children reach their full potential be it academic or any other.
  7. Parents are a crucial component of the Montessori community and their encouraged to support the teacher’s directives through respect, consistency, by offering choices, and allowing growth through independence.