About Firelands Montessori Academy
Positive self-image and the confidence to face challenges and change with optimism and adaptability
The ability to work independently and in groups
The capability to problem-solve, make choices and manage time well
The ability to exchange ideas and discuss work freely with others
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
Dr. Maria Montessori
What is the Montessori Education?
Montessori is a philosophy of human development and education that believes the child learns best within a social environment, which supports each individual’s unique development.
Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952) based her philosophy on her scientific observations of young children’s behavior. Maria Montessori was the first woman physician to graduate from the University of Rome, and the phenomenal results of her work with children won her a Nobel Prize nomination and worldwide acclaim for her methods. Currently, Montessori schools flourish around the world, in public, parochial and independent school settings.
The Montessori method has been successfully developing the intellectual, physical, creative, emotional and social skills of children since the turn of the century. Under the close guidance of Montessori-trained teachers, children gain self-confidence, responsibility, independence and inner discipline in a trusting and non-competitive atmosphere.
Montessori programs, based on self-directed, non-competitive activities, help develop: