We implement the traditional Montessori multi-age classroom concept as the optimum blend for academic, social and emotional learning. We believe that the dynamic classroom requires a sufficient gathering of children to operate effectively. We value cooperation and collaboration over competition and believe that each child’s work and behavior should be evaluated on his or her inherent capacity rather than by comparison. To introduce young children to this learning style, we offer an Infant (6 week-16 months) program, Toddler (16 months-24 months) program, a Pre-primary (2-3 year olds) program, and Primary/Kindergarten (3-6 year olds as a mixed age group).
We believe that Maria Montessori’s vision builds a strong foundation for children in formative years. The classrooms provide a prepared environment where children are free to respond to their natural drive to work and learn independently.
As a complement, the Montessori learning philosophy also encourages learning from one another and working collectively to foster communication and social skills. The children’s inherent love of learning is encouraged by giving them opportunities to engage in spontaneous, meaningful activities under the guidance of a trained adult.
Through their work, the children develop concentration, motivation, persistence, and discipline. Within this framework of order, children progress at their own pace and rhythm according to their individual capabilities during the crucial years of development.
The beauty of Montessori is the balance of allowing free will within the context of a structured setting.
Bristow Montessori School believes in an interdisciplinary teaching methodology that promotes academic, athletic, artistic, and crucial social maturation in formative years.