“Aunt Martha says Montessori is a cult? Is that true?”
“Does Montessori allow kids to do anything they want? A laissez-faire approach?”
“I’ve heard Montessori classrooms are so rigid and strict you can hear a pin drop. Is that true?”
“My friend sends her child to a Montessori school and loves it, but she has warned me that not all Montessori schools are the same. How will I know if a school is an authentic Montessori school?”
The answers to the questions respectively are no, no, no, and read on!
Warning: Proceed with Caution!
Dr. Montessori did not copyright, or patent her name, and therefore, anyone can call a school “Montessori” so how do parents know if the school they are visiting is an authentic Montessori program?
- A real Montessori school has highly trained teachers, specially designed learning materials, and purposefully prepared classrooms to help your child
- Learn how to learn.
- Become a compassionate member of a learning community.
- Develop independence and initiative.
- Learn problem-solving skills.
- Be creative.
- Foster an analytical mind.
- And most importantly, develop a lifelong love of learning.
Are these the qualities you want your child to have? If you do, you’re in the right place. Montessori schools offer these opportunities and more!