Montessori Outcomes

The long term benefits of enrolling your student in a Montessori school are far reaching as the curriculum goes beyond basic academic skills and children are taught to be self-starters, they learn to learn, and they develop a view of the world around them and their place in it.  Children are taught how to interact with people, peaceful conflict resolution, and to value the opinions of those around them. Many students develop passions early on in life and at a Montessori school they are given the opportunity to research and share their knowledge in a variety of ways.

  • Develop intrinsic motivation - develop the habit to do something that needs to be done but without being told to do so as well as challenge oneself to improve oneself.
  • Develop internal controls and limits - allow the child to make appropriate choices, learn to share, compromise, and understand the natural consequences of one's actions.
  • Be empathetic - feel others' concerns, understand their views, be responsive to others, leading to the ability to work cooperatively and effectively within groups as well as the ability to communicate effectively with people of all ages.
  • Understand and appreciate diversity within our communities - observe the richness diversity offers, which leads to respect for others.
  • Work independently - create one's own schedule/plan and follow it accordingly. This in turn leads to the ability to question for deeper understanding and think independently (to think "outside the box").
  • Learn for the sake of learning - make learning a lifelong passion.
  • Develop critical thinking skills ("higher level thinking") - apply knowledge learned to solve new intellectual challenges.
  • Understand the process of learning - understand the process behind the acquisition of knowledge, not just the knowledge itself (not only "what I've learned, but how I learned it").
  • Integrate knowledge - acquire new knowledge more profoundly because it is learned not as part of a group of facts but by the synthesis of new knowledge with that which is already known.
  • Understand oneself - develop greater self-confidence and self-assurance. Through works and interactions with others, one learns to appreciate oneself.
  • Develop intuitive and environmental intelligence as well as statistical intelligence (even though statistical intelligence - the accumulation of facts - is necessary for standardized tests and other mandated standards of learning).