Montessori Education 2017-04-27T17:57:31+00:00

The MMA is committed to supporting the unique Montessori identity of our school.

Maria Montessori believed that, carried unseen, within each child is the person that child can become. To develop his/her physical, intellectual and spiritual powers to the fullest, they must have freedom – a freedom achieved through order and self-discipline.

“The secret of good teaching is to regard the child’s intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination… We seek to sow life in the child rather than theories, to help him in his growth, mental and emotional as well as physical and for that we must offer grand and lofty ideas to the human mind.”   -Maria Montessori

Montessori education is both a philosophy of child growth and a rationale for guiding such growth. It is based on the child’s developmental needs for freedom within limits, as well as the fact that children learn most effectively through direct experience and through the process of investigation and discovery.  A carefully prepared environment guarantees exposure to materials and experiences that develop intelligence as well as physical and psychological abilities.  It is designed to take full advantage of the self-motivation and unique ability of children to develop their own capabilities.

  • Children are to be respected as unique individuals, differing from each other and from adults.
  • Children possess unusual sensitivity and mental powers for absorbing and learning from their environment.
  • Children have a deep love and need for purposeful work.  Their goal is simply the development of their mental, physical and psychological powers.
  • Children learn through a curriculum that seeks to nurture curiosity, creativity and intelligence.
  • Children become self-confident, independent learners.
  • Children’s progress and assessment are individual as they are lead through a progressive and orderly curriculum from the concrete, sensorial experiences to the abstraction of concepts.