Children are valued as unique individuals.
Montessori education recognizes that children learn in different ways, and accommodates all learning styles. Students are also free to learn at their own pace, each advancing through the curriculum as he is ready, guided by the teacher and an individualized learning plan.
Beautiful educational environment.
Acton Montessori School's classroom environment is filled with natural light. It is a peaceful space where young students feel comfortable learning. Montessori lessons and materials change as the year progresses, which keeps the classroom environment fresh for children. We like to think our school is the next best place away from home.
At an early age, Montessori students develop order, coordination, concentration and independence.
Classroom design, materials, and daily routines support the individual’s emerging “self-regulation” -- the ability to educate one’s self, and to think about what one is learning.
Students are part of a close, caring community.
The multi-age classroom—typically spanning 3 years—re-creates a family structure. Older students enjoy stature as mentors and role models; younger children feel supported and gain confidence about the challenges ahead. Teachers model respect, loving kindness, and a belief in peaceful conflict resolution.
Montessori students enjoy freedom within limits.
Working within parameters set by their teachers, students are active participants in deciding what their focus of learning will be. Montessori families understand that internal satisfaction drives the child’s curiosity and interest, which results in joyous learning that is sustainable over a lifetime!
Children are supported in becoming active seekers of knowledge.
Teachers provide environments where students have the freedom and the tools to pursue answers to their own questions.
Self-correction and self-assessment are an integral part of the Montessori classroom approach.
As they mature, students learn to look critically at their work, and become adept at recognizing, correcting, and learning from their errors.