The Montessori Method of education is child-centered, rather than teacher directed. It is based on the science of observing the child from birth to adulthood in an effort to understand and meet their needs in all areas of development within the framework of the prepared classroom environment and in partnership with parents.
The child’s needs, interests and unique potential are revealed through their work in a prepared environment in which learning takes place through the senses and through physical movement. Children learn by doing; and are given the opportunity to work at their own pace in a mixed-age grouping which allows for real life experiences. In the Montessori model, children learn to become self-evaluators and independent learners who maintain a love of learning throughout their lifetimes.
Dr. Montessori’s Method has been time tested, with over a century of success throughout the world. There are now more than 22,000 Montessori schools in at least 110 countries worldwide.
The Montessori section
at Gateway ensures that it covers the American Common Core standards in order
to ensure a smooth transition from Grades 3 to 4.