“Whoever touches the life of the child, touches the most sensitive point of a whole, which has roots in the most distant past and climbs towards the infinite future.”

Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952)

Dr. Maria Montessori began the Montessori Method as a means to achieve peace and the origins are firmly rooted in this social movement of peace education. Her objectives were to place children at the centre of society to allow for children to reach their full potential, and have the opportunity to become harmonious human beings who would place peace at the centre of their world.

"The child is the forgotten citizen, and yet, if statesmen and educationists once came to realize the terrific force that is in childhood for good or for evil, I feel they would themselves give it priority above everything else. All problems of humanity depend on man himself; if man is disregarded in his construction, the problems will never be solved."

Dr. Montessori through careful observation of children all over the world developed her method of education. The Montessori materials are a vital component in the environment as well as highly trained teachers who guide and present the materials to the children. The community of learners in a multi-age setting is also an integral part of the Montessori classroom.

Our Montessori program honours the development of the whole child. It reflects an understanding that children learn through active sensory experiences, and that they will represent their knowledge in a variety of ways. It recognizes the social nature of learning and the important role of language in communication.

We view observation, assessment and evaluation as integral components of the teaching and learning process. It supports the child's learning and assists the teacher in making appropriate educational decisions. Our program encourages teachers and parents to be partners in the child's educational process. Teachers and parents consult and collaborate to create a climate of respect, success and joy for the child.

Dr. Maria Montessori had an immense respect for children and the capabilities of each individual child. That respect is evident in the legacy of brilliant educational materials and in the philosophy that she modeled throughout her life.

Maria Montessori