Our school follows the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori. She believed that all children could succeed in an environment that was prepared to honor their age, size and developmental needs. She also believed that children learn best when they are able to explore the materials with the guidance of a trained adult. At Montessori of University Village we provide a hands-on learning experience for all students to foster rigorous, self-motivated growth in all areas of their development—cognitive, emotional, social, and physical.
Students learn by trial, error and discovery
Students think for themselves. Rather than present students with the “right answers”, we ask the “right question” of the students, and challenge them to find the answers on their own
Students do their own research, analyze what they have found, and come to their own conclusions. As a result children tend to be fully engaged and self- directed in the learning process
Students gain a sense of accomplishment, closure, self confidence and self respect while developing a strong sense of order, independence and personal responsibility.
What is Montessori?
The Montessori Method was developed in the 1900's by Dr. Maria Montessori. She based her method on the premise that each child is born with a natural curiosity for life and its surroundings, and a drive to develop himself. A child learns best by using his senses and having the freedom to explore with materials that are a part of his prepared environment.
Dr. Maria Montessori devised the “prepared environment” to allow all children to work and develop at their own speed. In order to achieve this in a positive and successful method, Dr. Montessori designed various materials for the children to use individually. All materials / jobs are carefully made to self teach the child by having a “control of error”. This “control of error” is what enables teachers to evaluate the child’s understanding and to correct the child without negative reinforcements, but with praise and encouragement to try it again. The goal is to motivate and stimulate a child’s natural desire to learn.
We have implemented a “prepared environment” here at Montessori of university village for all the children to have an opportunity to be successful and exceed to their fullest potential.