Why Montessori?

21 Things Montessori can do for you.

Children as leaders

Montessori classrooms are built for the children. Unlike in the traditional classrooms, teachers do not stand/sit at the front lecturing children. Instead, the environment is child size. This allows for what we call self-directed learning. 

Intentional diversity

All schools try to have heterogeneous classrooms. Montessori schools take this to the next level making sure that we are putting inclusivity first. Children grow from the richness of the diversity of the people around them. 

Embracing equity

Montessori intentional diversity would not be successful if we did not embrace equity. With diversity comes vastly different economical resources. Promoting equity in regards to access to quality education is what Dr. Montessori herself promoted.

Intensictinly Motivated

Call to the children’s natural curiosity we can gain access to the child’s natural ability. When the child is unencumbered, we will find that they have a more profound, lasting learning.

Learning the Why

In Montessori classrooms, the guides and the materials are not just teaching the act of arithmetic for example but the why of the learning.

Wider and Deeper

Montessori curriculum is deeper and wider. Children are exposed to all of the traditional school’s curriculum and more. We dive deeper into exploring each topic through all curriculum areas. 

A scientific approach to learning

Dr. Montessori herself was a scientist. Her approach to the development of materials and the interaction of the adult with the children is from a scientific approach.

Rooted in the community

In Montessori classrooms, the guides and the materials are not just teaching the act of arithmetic for example but the why of the learning.

STEAM before it was a thing

Many have heard about STEAM schools. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Montessori schools have always been on the cutting edge of education.

Personalized learning alternative

In our schools, we see every person in our community as an individual. Montessori caters to the individual needs of each child. We also cater to the needs of each family as well as the staff that serves the children.


Montessori schools and those involved are pioneers. Due to the nature of Montessori schools, many new things come from them. Montessori encourages children and teachers to explore and create.

Natural curiosity

Montessori pulls on the child’s curiosity. The imagination is the most important and most often waisted tool for change. The richness of the child’s curiosity and imagination is what we need to maximize.

Narrowing the opportunity gap

Montessori is how society can improve the learning standards. Because Montessori caters to the individual needs of children and has a deeper and more robust learning experience it moves the children from being mere receivers of information to exchanging information.

Inherently unique

The only singular takeaway some people have is the uniqueness of the program. Montessori is for the individual and thus is unique. Not only is the teachers’ space unique but each school is unique. The experience of each child and family will also be unique. Thus, finding the right Montessori school for your child is paramount.

Home and school Connectedness

In Montessori school, we talk about the triangle. A triangle is a strong symbol. It represents the coming together of three individuals. For example, the triangle can be used when discussing the teacher, the parent/guardian, and the child. One is dependent on the other. 


Montessorians measure their success as an educator based on how well the child is thriving. When given the proper tools and someone who believes in them children flourish.


Montessori schools are always evolving. Through the scientific method of observation teachers and school, leaders practice self-examination. Through this practice, we can see areas of weakness and strength.


In Montessori schools, we respect the children, parents, teachers, and the environment. To maintain a healthy environment to learn in there must be mutual respect.


Promoting self is a byproduct of respect. Every child is taught to celebrate and promote difference. Thus, children learn about having dignity.


Traditional schools are a part of a network of what we know as a school district. As a result, schools are often “cookie-cutter,” and lack variety. No one Montessori school is exactly like the other with a few exceptions.


Montessori classrooms are set up to challenge the child. They are strategically arranged in a way to push the child. Teachers/guides are trained to move the child through lessons and push them to right before frustration.

On must reach The WHOLE child to change the WHOLE World