What is a Montessori education?
Montessori is an educational philosophy and school method named after its inventor:
Dr. Maria Montessori
At Castle Island, you will find these self-correcting hands-on materials strengthen children's five senses so that they can become observers of their environment and community. The materials also aid in guiding children to develop skills in self-care including food preparation, manners, cleaning and organizing. The work the children do here with these sensorial and practical life materials facilitate their concentration and independence. Montessori children choose work in which they can focus and complete on their own to richly develop deep understanding of traditional academics and also modern 21st century skills.
"It is imperative that children's education develop to the fullest extent possible their potential for creativity, initiative, independence, inner discipline,
and self-confidence. This is the central focus of Montessori education."
- Dr. Maria Montessori
The following are in depth descriptions of Montessori education:
One-page description of how Montessori education has been globally proven to be effective:
“The Future of Education was Invented in 1906,” Forbes Magazine, January 22, 2014
Overview of Montessori education and its scientific approach to child development and learning:
The Science Behind the Genius, “An Answer to the Crisis in Education,” Lillard, Angeline, 2005
Only through freedom and environmental experience is it practically possible for human development to occur.
— Dr. Maria Montessori