The Montessori Method is an educational system and an integral way of life. The fundamental concept behind this method is that children have a passionate love of learning, of work, of order, and self-discipline, all of which can become permanent and self-enforcing traits if the child is properly encouraged. The ideas of Dr. Montessori were a result of her direct observation of children themselves. The special materials used in Montessori schools were developed by Dr. Montessori through trial and error, in her attempt to fulfill the needs of children as she saw and understood them.
Dr. Montessori also discovered that in the development of the child, there are what she called "sensitive periods." At fairly predictable ages, children pass through periods of sensitivity to such things as order, courtesy, touch, language, mathematics, and perfecting movement. By combining a knowledge of these periods and a judicious use of the materials, Montessori schools have introduced to very young children vast areas of knowledge often believed unavailable to them. Children in a Montessori classroom enter a partnership with their teacher, with the teacher acting as a guide on the child’s journey of learning and discovery.
Students at Lone Oak Montessori School are educated in the traditional subjects of reading, math, science, and history, but are also learning valuable life skills which will help them succeed in middle school, high school, college, and beyond.
Students learn how to:
The best way to learn about Montessori is to:
1) Observe a classroom
2) Talk to parents of Montessori students
3) Talk to graduates of Montessori schools
We look forward to helping you learn more the Montessori method and Lone Oak Montessori School. Call today at 301-469-4888 to plan your visit and to connect with one of our parents and/or graduates.