Self-directed

"An interesting piece of work, freely chosen, which has the virtue of inducing concentration rather than fatigue, adds to the child’s energies and mental capacities, and leads him to self-mastery." - Maria Montessori

Respect

"Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future." - Maria Montessori

Prepared Environment

"Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment." - Maria Montessori

Community

"There is a great sense of community within the Montessori classroom, where children of differing ages work together in an atmosphere of cooperation rather than competitiveness." - Maria Montessori

Montessori Primary education in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand Aotearoa, serving Napier, Hastings, Clive, Havelock North, Bay View, Eskdale and more

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