Parents often choose a Montessori school for their children because
Maria Montessori’s Method encourages children to become independent, resilient learners who embrace
the spirit of discovery. Montessori schools aren’t merely preparing
children to pass the next exam, but rather they are preparing them for
a lifetime of personal success. If you aren’t yet familiar with
the Montessori approach to education, it’s well worth your time
to learn about it and the benefits it can offer your child.
Montessori Education is Self-Directed
In a typical public school, children are expected to complete the same
assignments, pass the same tests, and learn the same information via rote
memorization. In a Montessori school, students take control over their
own education, which allows them to
learn the value of self-motivation and the intrinsic reward of discovery. Although Montessori students direct
the focus of their learning, they must use the materials and activities
that have been presented by the teacher.
Montessori Schools Are Ideal for All Children
Some parents may be concerned that a Montessori school might not be appropriate
for a child with special needs or one who is gifted. In fact, because
Montessori education is self-paced, it is appropriate for all students.
Students who need extra support never feel as though they must “catch
up” with their peers, while those who are academically gifted can
continually challenge themselves to reach new heights.
Students Have Periodic Assessments
The Montessori Method discourages the use of a grading system because
it is an external, rather than intrinsic, reward for learning. Instead,
Montessori students embrace learning purely for the sake of learning.
The lack of a grading system also facilitates self-sufficiency among students.
However, Montessori students do have regular assessments, including self-assessments.
Teachers carefully observe each student’s progress and hold family
If you wish to learn more about Maria Montessori’s Method, visit
the website of
The Montessori School. To schedule a tour of our beautiful campuses, call our Allen location
at (972) 908-5055 or our North Dallas location at (469) 685-1732. At our
Montessori school in Allen and North Dallas, our students receive individualized
education within a stimulating and empowering environment.