Montessori

 

The Journey Montessori School’s multi-age classroom builds upon the solid and timeless curriculum developed by innovative scientist Dr. Maria Montessori.  She observed that children learn best when given the opportunity to work with hands-on materials and when allowed to make their own work choices throughout the day.

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Journey’s curriculum is outlined and introduced to the children with five “Great Lessons” that address (1) the universe, (2) the evolution of life on Earth, (3) the history of humans, (4) mathematics, and (5) languages.

20140416_105222These presentations are given by the teacher in story form with experiments, charts and leading questions that encourage and inspire the children to explore their own questions through independent and group research.

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At a time when educators and schools lean toward inundating children with facts and homework, a more-is-better philosophy, the JMS approach is different.

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Journey allows children time to sift, process, and revisit lessons, thereby giving children the opportunity to think deeply about a topic, allowing them to find the necessary elements that can guide their passage toward intellectual connections across the curriculum.

 

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Famous Montessori Alumni

Joshua Bell, violinist

Jeff Bezos, founder & CEO of Amazon.com

T. Berry Brazelton, noted pediatrician

Sergey Brin & Larry Page, founders of Google

Julia Child, chef and author

George Clooney, actor

Peter Drucker, management guru

Anne Frank, WWII diarist

Katherine Graham, past owner and editor, Washington Post

Helen Hunt, actress

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize winner for Literature

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, former first lady and book editor

Devi Sridhar, youngest-ever American Rhodes scholar

Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia

More Montessori students: Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, HM Queen Noor of Jordan, Prince William and Prince Harry of Wales

Montessori parents: Bill and Hillary Clinton; Willie Nelson; Steve Tyler, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford of Aerosmith; Yo Yo Ma

Montessori advocates: Erik Erikson, Sigmund Freud, Buckminster Fuller, Mahatma Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, Fred Rogers, Bertrand Russell, Leo Tolstoy and Alice Waters

Did you know?

Alexander Graham Bell founded two of the first Montessori schools in the U.S. and Canada.

Thomas Edison founded a Montessori school in the U.S.

Jean Piaget, noted psychologist, was head of the Swiss Montessori Society.

Woodrow Wilson created a Montessori classroom in the basement of the White House for his daughter.