“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”
- Maria Montessori


Benefits of Montessori Learning at Miniapple
• Hands on experiences
• Individualized learning
• No graded evaluations
• Teacher is the guide, observer, and helper
• Complete “cycle” of activity
• Freedom to move and work in the classroom
• Environment offers freedom and boundaries
• Children are encouraged to help each other
• Children set their own pace
• Children make discoveries
• Provides for a sense of order
• Learning is self-motivated
• Materials are self-correcting
• Sensitive periods are recognized
• Bond with teacher is long term
• Nutritious snacks are served family style with respect to a variety of cultures and lifestyles
• Rich environment is an extension of home with soft lighting and decoration
• Grace and courtesy

In addition to our excellent Montessori program,
Miniapple families enjoy:

• Fun and Educational Field Trips
• Winter & Spring All-School Musical Performance Programs
• Informative Parent Education Nights
• Classroom Family Potlucks
• Parent’s Night Out
• School-wide Thanksgiving Feast
• Environmental Studies
• Kindergarten & Preschool Graduation
• Montessori Education Week Activities and Celebration
• Fall Festival Costume Parade
• Mother’s Day, Father’s Day & Grandparents’ Day Events
• Parent/Teacher Conferences
• Student-led Presentation Nights & “Silent Journey”
• Cultural Celebrations
• Guest Speakers
• Health, Nature, Safety Programs, Global Awareness
• Parent References
• Monthly Newsletters
• Celebration of Life

Links

Living Montessori: The Parent Perspective

Montessori Family Support Materials

Association Montessori Internationale

American Montessori Society