In the early 1900s, Dr. Maria Montessori, a native of Italy, developed a system of education based on her observation of the natural development of children. Montessori’s approach builds independent people who learn to take responsibility for themselves, their actions, and most importantly, their learning.

Based on its understanding of children’s development, the Montessori philosophy is able to present an individualized curriculum of self-directed work. The Montessori teacher ensures that each child pursues developmentally appropriate academic, practical life, and social learning experiences.