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:


321 Fast Draw sketch

Only through freedom and environmental experience is it practically possible for human development to occur.


— Dr. Maria Montessori

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