Welcome to Maitland Montessori School

The Montessori Child

The basic principle of the Montessori philosophy of education is that each child carries within himself the potential of the adult he will become. In order to develop his physical, spiritual, and intellectual powers, the child must have freedom–a freedom that is achieved through order and self-discipline.

In the Montessori environment, each child is allowed to move and talk at will, and to work alone or in groups, with the understanding that the feelings and rights of others must always be respected. The overall aim, then, is to develop within the child a love of learning and a thirst for knowledge that will remain with him long after the regular school day or, indeed, the school years are over.

Education is a natural process carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment.
— Dr. Maria Montessori