• Montessori Approach

    Although the Montessori approach doesn’t utilize a typical “curriculum” as defined by a conventional public school system, it is absolutely aligned with the National and New York State Common Core Standards to ensure compliance with essential testing and other requirements. Beyond that adherence, the educational experience is unlike any other.

    Montessori at-a-glance:

    • Is based on the principles and techniques developed by Dr. Maria Montessori
    • Uses a child’s natural motivation to learn – and stimulates that motivation
    • Engages children with seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, touching
    • Understands that movement can greatly enhance thinking and learning
    • Concentrates on the whole child – physical, social, emotional, cognitive
    • Respects each child’s individual differences with tailored instruction
    • Encourages freedom to make personal choices
    • Allows students to work independently at their own unique pace
    • Utilizes specially-designed, progressively-sequenced learning materials
    • Assesses each student’s performance and adjusts teaching accordingly
    • Meets and exceeds all New York State educational testing standards
    • Prepares students for 21st Century careers
    • Firmly believes that no child is unteachable