'Education should no longer be mostly imparting of knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentialities.'
- Maria Montessori -
Montessori Education is an educational approach developed by Italy's first female physician and an educator, Dr Maria Montessori, based on her intense scientific observation of the human being from the birth to maturity. It is founded in the belief that one should provide the most positive and harmonious development of the whole child. The Montessori philosophy recognises the immense capacity of children to absorb information when given freedom and independencye to learn at their own pace.
Very carefully prepared Montessori classrooms allow children to develop independently in all areas of learning according to their inner psychological and motivational needs. Focusing on the individual child and allowing them them to develop at their own pace translates into confidence, successful life-skills and an immense joy of learning. These skills and joy continue with the children's further education and throughout their adult lives.