Dr. Montessori defined education as aid to life. She believed that to offer the child this help, he must live in a specially prepared environment that answers all his needs – physical and spiritual. It is widely accepted today that children are driven to learn from the moment they are born. A Montessori school assists this very natural process and removes the obstacles that the child may find in his path. The child is at the centre of the educational process, and the teacher follows the child and helps him to help himself.
Montessori is a word that has commonly come to be associated with the education of very young children. It is very hard to define a good Montessori school. However a school with full implementation of Montessori principles will have the following:
- Mixed age classroom with 2 ½ to 6 year olds in the same class
- A full range of Montessori materials on shelves within easy reach of the children
- Free access to the materials at all times based on the choice of the children
- No timetable for the day
- Teachers holding AMI diplomas
Please note that the listings in this section are based on the information sent in by the schools. This list is neither an endorsement not a recommendation. The Indian Montessori Foundation takes no responsibility for any part of the content listed under each school.
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