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Key Concepts

  1. The aim of Montessori education is to foster competent, responsible, adaptive citizens who are lifelong learners and problem solvers.
  2. Learning occurs in an inquiring, cooperative, nurturing atmosphere. Students increase their own knowledge through self- and teacher-initiated experiences.
  3. Learning takes place through the senses. Students learn by manipulating materials and interacting with others.
  4. The individual is considered as a whole. The physical, emotional, social, aesthetic, spiritual, and cognitive needs and interests are inseparable and equally important.
  5. Respect and caring attitudes for oneself, others, the environment, and all life, is necessary.
-American Montessori Society