Authentic Montessori – What Sets Us Apart
At Kawartha Montessori School, we are proud to be an authentic, accredited Montessori school. But what does that mean, and why is it important?
At Kawartha Montessori School, we take pride in being an accredited, authentic Montessori institution. But what’s the significance?
Understanding that Montessori education—devised by Dr. Maria Montessori in the early 20th century—is a child-centred approach tailored to meet individual student needs is vital. It fosters independence, critical thinking, and a lifelong passion for learning.
Unfortunately, “Montessori” being a public domain name, any institution can declare itself a Montessori school, irrespective of whether it adopts the true Montessori method. This can confuse parents searching for authentic Montessori education.
That’s where accreditation matters. An accredited Montessori school has undergone stringent evaluations to ensure it adheres to the Montessori method, as defined by the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA). This spans classroom environment and materials to teachers’ training and qualifications.
As an accredited CCMA member, Kawartha Montessori School takes pride in upholding authentic Montessori method standards. This signifies our commitment to providing top-tier Montessori education for your child.
Experience It Firsthand
Considering a Montessori education for your child? A school visit is highly recommended. Witness the Montessori philosophy in practice, see the classroom setup, and meet the faculty. These visits also let you assess the school’s culture and community—key factors in your decision-making. Feel free to ask about discipline policies, parent communication, and extracurricular offerings.
Speaking with current parents can offer additional perspectives on the school’s strengths and areas for growth.
A visit is crucial for determining if Montessori is the right fit for your child. It provides the firsthand experience needed to make an informed educational choice.