Why Montessori?

Montessori education has achieved world-wide recognition and success, methods which align with the latest, cutting-edge insights from neuroscience.  The Montessori method has been time tested for 100 years and has achieved success throughout the world with children.

Authentic Montessori preschools, like ZaragozaSchoolHouse, educate your child in a carefully prepared environment, under the guidance of teachers trained to diligently follow the approach first developed by Dr. Maria Montessori over 100 years ago, based on her careful field study of how preschool children actually learn. Now, a century later, modern science is validating at a brain-cell level and in large-scale studies what Dr. Montessori observed as a field scientist over a century ago

This condensed explanation will acquaint you with the many advantages Montessori offers your child:

“All of our handling of the child will bear fruit, not only at the moment, but in the adult they are destined to become.”   Maria Montessori

1. Education as an aid to life

Children have the unique oppoportunity to fulfill their potential and work at their own pace and their own level.

2. Confident Lifelong Learners

Self-correction and self-assessment are an integral part of the Montessori learning experience. As children progress through the Montessori curriculum, they learn to look critically at their work, recognise and correct their mistakes, and learn from their errors. By providing children with the freedom to question and make connections, our students learn to become confident, self-motivated learners who have an intrinsic love of learning. Habits and skills developed in a Montessori classroom remain for a lifetime.

3. Learning Prepared Environments

Our primary consideration in the design of our learning programs, facilities, and classrooms is to create a learning environment that is supportive of children’s interests and development needs as they grow. In this nurturing environment, a love of learning develops that sets positive foundations for a lifetime.

4. Mixed age classrooms build community, not competition. 

By working together, students learn social skills and negotiate roles in a safe, supervised setting. This unique model allows students to experience being the leader, the follower and the co-worker throughout their academic experience

5. Extended work periods build focus and allow students to complete projects. 

Students have time to engage in a project and commit to exploring it in full, rather than facing contact interruptions inherent in a traditional schedule.

6. Learning happens through hands-on involvement in the classroom, not just worksheets and memorization. 

The carefully prepared classroom is ready for your eager student to come in and learn through concrete exploration of the materials and activities.