Montessori Education

Why Choose Montessori

Arbor View Montessori School
Why Choose Montessori

At Arbor View Montessori, we believe every child deserves the chance to reach his or her intellectual and social potential. Maria Montessori, the founder of Montessori Education, understood how a good education unlocks and realizes children's potential.

How Montessori Kids Learn

Montessori Education
How Montessori Kids Learn

Children up to six years old see the world in very concrete ways. They learn about their environment through what they see, hear, touch, taste and smell. In a Montessori education children work with learning materials that can be experienced through the senses.

Montessori & Science

Children learn science by experiencing life
Montessori & Science

"We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry." – Maria Montessori

At Arbor View Montessori School, science is introduced to children at a young age with subjects like botany and zoology. Children have a natural desire to explore what they see. We provide various opportunities for the child to study and observe their environment, through gardening, nature walks, and care of animals.

Raising a Future King the Montessori Way

Arbor View Montessori cheers Prince William and Kate
Prince George

Arbor View Montessori cheers Prince William and Kate for choosing Montessori for their child. Traditional Preschools and Daycare are good, but if you want the best for your child, choose Montessori.

The People Magazine article below, Raising a Future King the Montessori Way, by Diana Pearl and posted January 6, 2016 sheds great insight on the advantages a Montessori education can have for your child…

Benefits of the Pouring Activity

Benefits of the Pouring Activity

Carrying the water in a pitcher and pouring it into a basin helps the child to perfect his coordination. At Arbor View Montessori Practical Life Exercises involve the use of water with which most children naturally like to play. As children become absorbed in an activity such as pouring water, the activity gradually helps lengthen their span of coordination. You don’t usually find these types of activities at daycare and preschools. Montessori activities help children learn to pay attention to details and follow a regular sequence of action.

Montessori or Public Kindergarten?

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Many parents who choose Montessori for their preschoolers want their children to continue Montessori through kindergarten if it is available. Some parents look upon Montessori as a preschool preparation for public kindergarten. These parents feel a Montessori school is a place where a very young child can be taken care of until he/she is old enough for public school. However, children who don’t continue Montessori through kindergarten children actually miss a very fruitful part of the Montessori experience.

The Montessori Approach to Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

In The Absorbent Mind, Dr. Montessori wrote, "The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. For that is the time when man's intelligence itself, his greatest implement is being formed. But not only his intelligence; the full totality of his psychological powers… At no other age has the child a greater need of an intelligent help, and any obstacle that impedes his creative work will lessen the chance he has of achieving perfection."

How to Select a Montessori School

How to Select a Montessori School

Parents who have decided that they would like a Montessori education for their children must think carefully about how to select Montessori school if they are to ensure that their children actually receive the education they want.

In some cases, preschools that claim to be Montessori do not actually follow true Montessori principles or structure.

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