What Children Learn in a Montessori Environment

Studies show that an early education in a Montessori environment sets the stage for social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual growth. The faculty and staff at Cedar Valley Montessori School pride themselves on encouraging in children the following characteristics:

  • Independence
  • Responsibility
  • Self-discipline
  • Leadership skills
  • Initiative
  • Strong academics
  • A lifetime love of learning

The Benefits of a Montessori Education

The Montessori Method of education was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori in Italy at the turn of the last century. The Montessori Method is structured to work with the developmental instincts of each child. It encourages that child’s growth as a whole individual – intellectually, socially, spiritually, and physically.

According to the American Montessori Society (AMS), and as practiced by CVMS, a child benefits from a Montessori education because:

  • Each child is valued as a unique individual
  • Montessori students develop order, concentration, coordination and independence
  • Students are part of a close-knit, caring community
  • Montessori students enjoy freedom within limits
  • Students are supported in becoming active seekers of knowledge
  • Self-correction and self-assessment are an active part of the classroom approach