An Environment That Teaches The Child

The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.  ~Maria Montessori

Montessori classrooms are very different from traditional classrooms.  One of the most salient differentiating factors is that each classroom is a place of beauty, simplicity and order.   Montessori materials and works are made from organic products such as wood and natural fibers.  Students learn to pour from glass pitchers into glass cups, plastic is not found in the classroom.   The Montessori environment mimics the real world and allows each student to become independent and active participants in the- and knowledgeable about the- world.