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"Character formation cannot be taught. It comes from experience and not from explanation."  Maria Montessori

The Montessori Philosophy
Montessori is a unique method of education designed to take advantage of the sensitive period for learning between the ages of 3 to 6 when they can absorb information easily from an enriched environment.

According to Dr. Maria Montessori the goal of early childhood education should be to create a child’s curiosity, a love for knowledge and a strong desire to learn. The Montessori classroom provides the environment and materials that the child needs for his/her personal development which allows them the freedom to choose their activities according to their own personal interests and readiness in a non-competitive environment.

The habits and skills which the child obtains here are good for a lifetime. They will help them work more efficiently, to observe more carefully, and to concentrate more effectively throughout their life.

Global Montessori School of Westwood provides the resources and care necessary for your child to experience the joy of learning in a space that encourages exploration and personal development, while working to achieve your child’s highest potential. Global Montessori School of Westwood is a loving, compassionate and respectful community that will enrich the intellect and soul of your child.

Montessori Principles

  · Freedom of choice with responsibility

  · Foster independence and self motivation

  · Development of character and positive self image

  · Sensitive periods of learning

  · Instructive materials

  · Respect for all life and diversity

"If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual's total development lags behind?"  Maria Montessori