From the Director
Measuring the length of a child with a Montessori math material
Montessori education is complex to say the least, but when you come to observe a classroom, it all looks so simple and peaceful. The children are engaged in a variety of activities all at the same time, while the adults are moving calmly throughout the room guiding the children during the day with individual, small group, and whole group lessons. Children come to us with all levels of abilities, but when you see this multi-aged group of youngsters, they all seem to blend as one community.
Montessori education does look different. You don't see the teacher standing in front of the class being the sole supplier of information. You see peer teaching and children using a variety of materials that help the child to learn by herself. You see little ones serving themselves snack when they are hungry, and older ones making bread and washing cloth napkins and glass dishes from lunch. You see children solving their own conflicts with verbal skills we wish our adult friends all knew.
At the Montessori Center the children have, as an average, test scores that are grades above their level. These scores are not due to test prep and a focus on the testing material. These achievements are due to good learning environments and supportive teachers that allow the child to flourish in his learning. Having the belief in the Montessori method allows the child to progress in his learning far beyond what the test will ever show. This approach is all very different from traditional education.
Montessori education is unique. Families who choose it are unique. The children that come to our school are unique. Our teachers are unique. The Montessori method is full of surprises. Come tour our school and observe Jackson's premier private Montessori school. You have to see it to believe it! There is no lottery so enrollment is an easy process. Call for an appointment or just stop by. We would love to show you what Montessori education really looks like in our homelike setting.