When many people think about Montessori schools, they think preschool. However, a Montessori school can go well beyond the preschool years. In fact, our educational programs can give those in elementary school a big boost when it comes to learning and becoming independent individuals that go on to succeed in all areas of their life.
Montessori schools have the unique ability to allow your child to work at their own level and at their own pace. This helps your child become confident in what they are learning as they learn to work through problems on their own.
The self-paced and self-discovery part of our education programs allows your children to dive deeper into subjects they are interested in. As adults, we understand how powerful it can be to be allowed to spend time learning about the areas we love the most. It is no different with children; when given the time, children will dive deeper and deeper into their favorite subjects.
There was an article on education.com that described some of the benefits of a Montessori education, and we tend to agree. Here are some benefits you can expect to see when it comes to keeping your child in a Montessori school through their elementary years.
- Self Discipline – Thanks to our unique method of education, your child will choose the activities and tasks they want to do, while there may be ground rules your child gets to follow their instincts in the classroom. This helps your child become self-disciplined as they learn to take control of their own education and experiences.
- The Advantages of Order – In a Montessori classroom, you will see order. Each activity and learning piece has its own unique spot. Your child learns to place things back in the right spots during the day, helping to keep the environment clean and orderly. We have found this order actually helps with focus and creativity.
- Children are Guided not Directed – Our programs are set up so that the teacher is there to facilitate and guide children through their day. Rather than directing and determining how your child will learn and how quickly they should learn, teachers are there to guide them and allow them to go at their own pace.
- Hands on Learning – Hands on learning is a key part of the Montessori program and this hands-on learning can bring many benefits to your child. If your child is a hands-on learner, our program will see them excel as they touch, feel, and experience their way through their learning years.
This is just a small look at the benefits of a Montessori education. By covering a full range of subjects including math, language, history, geography, art and physical education, your child will explore the subject they love at their own pace. To learn more about our school and the Montessori Method, contact Montessori School of Pleasanton to explore our programs and tour our school today.