Bluegems Montessori is truly initiated on the principles of the Maria Montessori method of Education. Six prepared environments at the school welcome children to take ownership of their environments. Each environment is nurtured by a Directress, who helps children establish independence in the safe-keep of their belongings, choosing their work for the day and in the completion of the task taken up. A mixed group of children – age groups ranging 2½ to 5½ years – collaborate with the elder groups leading the younger ones on the path of their experiences of similar situations. The children are introduced to materials through a process of discovery and collaborative learning.