What is Montessori?


The Montessori philosophy is based upon mutual respect and belief in the child. The basic aim of the Montessori approach is to cultivate the natural curiosity and delight in discovery that is present in all children.

Within each carefully prepared classroom environment, children are able to explore and learn as they acquire the confidence and motivation they need to fulfill their greatest potential. Specially trained Montessori teachers present hands-on educational materials that are specifically designed to support children’s development, build on their interests and nurture their enthusiasm.

The objects surrounding the child should look solid and attractive to him, and the ‘house of the child’ should be lovely and pleasant in all its particulars….It is almost possible to say that there is a mathematical relationship between the beauty of his surroundings and the activity of the child.

– Maria Montessori

Our school community is a place where all children are valued as individuals. We believe that each child has a diverse mix of feelings, ideas and interests that deserve to be honored. By respecting and nurturing the uniqueness of each child, we strive to build a foundation for a lifetime of creative learning and living.

By protecting and enhancing the uniqueness of each child at CMMS, we build a foundation for a lifetime of creative living and learning.

Country Meadows Montessori School adheres closely to the principles of education set forth by its founder.  Dr. Maria Montessori, who pioneered the educational philosophy that bears her name, was always ahead of her time. Born in 1870, she was the first woman to attend medical school in Italy.

Early in her career she had remarkable results teaching children who were considered uneducable. When she replicated her success with normal children a revolution in education was born.

Maria Montessori believed that each child has unique intellectual, emotional and spiritual potential waiting to be unleashed. The basic aim of the Montessori approach is to cultivate the natural curiosity and delight in discovery that is present in every child.

Within each carefully prepared classroom at Country Meadows Montessori School, children are able to explore and learn with all of their senses as they acquire the confidence and motivation they need to fulfill their greatest potential. Specially trained Montessori teachers utilize hands-on educational materials that are specifically designed to support children’s development and build on their interests while nurturing their enthusiasm.

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