Almost all toddlers do it. They hold on to a toy or a serving spoon or a ketchup bottle and say, “I do it.” There is an innate desire in all of us to contribute, learn, and do and, in its simplest form, this is the foundation of the Montessori method.
Over 100 years ago, Dr. Maria Montessori observed that children learn best by doing. Her extensive and exacting research produced a teaching method which matches teaching styles to the intellectual, emotional, and social development of children. She emphasized learning through all five senses, allowing a child to learn at their own individual pace, making learning an exciting process of discovery.
At The Montessori School of Raleigh, we remain true to this philosophy and provide:
- mixed age groupings of children excelling in developmental cycles of 3 years.
- specially designed materials in each classroom that challenge children based on their ability.
- experienced, certified directors (teachers) who have studied and interned to teach children of specific age groups.
- curriculum which doesn’t stop with state required benchmarks and promotes constant interaction, problem solving and socialization.
- diverse environments, from toddler through middle school, which promote community, conflict resolution, honesty, care, and respect.
The results are amazing. Students leave The Montessori School of Raleigh with a strong academic background and a quickened curiosity. They are confident individuals ready to take their place in the community.