Montessori education was formulated in 1907 by Dr. Maria Montessori, the first woman in Italy to become a physician. She based her educational methods on scientific observation of children’s learning processes. Guided by her discovery that children teach themselves, Dr. Montessori designed a “prepared environment” in which children could freely choose from a number of developmentally appropriate activities.
The well-known Montessori classroom materials are simply an implementation of one aspect of her total philosophy.
The Montessori Method is designed to support each child to become an exceptionally well-rounded, responsible and self-reliant individual who will demonstrate a love of learning, self confidence and sense of fair play throughout life.
At St Helens Montessori School we nurture each child’s desire to learn and each pupil enjoys developing high levels of concentration, motivation and self-discipline.
Every child is presented with ongoing opportunities to make individual choices that inspire new learning and each child is encouraged to take pleasure in satisfying his or her natural curiosity.