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What Sets Montessori
you step inside an authentic Montessori environment you will sense that something very
different is going on. And something very different is, indeed, happening there. That something is reflected in
the beauty and order of the environment, the respectful way teachers approach and talk to children, the way the
children work with concentration and enthusiasm, and the respectful way in which our students treat one another. But those
are all mere reflections, the tangible evidence of a unique goal on which all of Montessori education is based.
In authentic Montessori schools our goal is to help all children become enthusiastic, confident, self starting,
lifelong learners, capable of working within a community of other people in a respectful and effective manner. And, literally
every detail of what goes on there is designed to produce those results for your child.
If those goals match well with the hopes and dreams you have for your child, then Montessori is most
likely a good choice for your family. Other schools have gifts to offer, but always within a conventional
model, which severely limits their ability to give children what they need most from their education as stated above. If what
you want most for your child is the reflection of more traditional goals, then Montessori is probably not the right match
for your family because the model varies from what you are used to. Montessori gives children educational content above and
beyond what other programs offer, but within a very different model that produces the broader results described above.
* Montessori education
informs the child from within through the child's engagement with pristinely designed materials in a
*Montessori education facilitates
the development of concentration, critical thinking and problem solving both socially and cognitively.
*Montessori education widens the child's awareness and sustains
the child's enthusiasm for further discovery and focused work.
But best of all, Montessori education teaches all while informing from within, and while igniting
the fire of intellectual curiosity and endeavor.
Montessori at Garden Gate
Characteristics of our Program Parents who want the unique gift that an authentic Montessori education has to offer will see
and hear it in every detail of Garden Gate Montessori school. See the beautiful details below.
In quality Montessori programs all over the world you will find inside and outside environments lovingly prepared
with a level of order and beauty that refects the underlying orientation of respect for the child's sensitive nature and
need for beauty and order. Accordingly, at Garden Gate every aspect of the child's sensory and cognitive experience
is considered in the design and maintenance of the environment.
child's learning materials and other furnishings are of high quality, always in good repair, and readily accessible
in order to serve the child's developing sense of independence and competence. The child's
environment is geared to provide the kind of individualized, hands on learning for which Montessori education is renowned.
The role of the teacher
is part of the prepared environment. Teachers are specially trained in the Montessori philosophy of child oriented education
that respects each and every child, and bases its guidance on careful observation of each student. You may read more below
about the unique role of the teacher in Montessori programs.