“Montessori schools promote hands on, self paced, collaborative, joyful learning. Children in Montessori follow their interests, wherever that passion leads; giving them strong academics, leadership, self discipline, responsibility, independence, initiative and a lifelong love of learning.”
These are some of the main objectives of a Montessori education:
- Independence – Children, with guidance, choose their own project, work independently or in small groups, and return the materials when completed.
- Confidence and Competence – Successes are far more numerous than failures. Children learn to correct their own work.
- Intrinsic Motivation – Children learn to pursue learning for the pure pleasure of it, rather than for short-term, arbitrary goals.
- Respect – Children learn to embrace rules and regulations that reflect a sense of respect for others and authority.
- Academic Readiness – Children learn how to learn.
- Citizenship – Children acquire the qualities to become “citizens of the world” and through civic virtue come to understand and cherish the world they live in.