Independence, Exploration and Self Discipline
We strive to offer children of the community an educational experience that puts into practice the profound observations and principles of Dr. Maria Montessori. The Montessori program is characterized by order, structure and comprehensiveness, based on the physiological needs of the child; incorporating reality based activities designed to assist the child in the development of all areas of learning at the child’s personal ability level and at the child’s own pace. The goal of our program is to develop each child’s independent physical, emotional and intellectual functioning to his maximum potential through the exciting process of exploration and discovery.
About Melrose Montessori
Melrose Montessori is a small school located in heart of Melrose, Massachusetts. Conveniently located adjacent to the Melrose Public Library in the Unitarian Universalist Church, our two classrooms offer space for 45 children of the ages 2 years nine months through age seven years. Our teachers are trained through either the Association Montessori Internationale or the American Montessori Society. We strive to hold true to the original principles of Dr. Maria Montessori to provide the children an optimal Montessori experience.
Montessori for three years
Montessori referred to the child of three to six as the “concrete worker”. It is during these years that the drive for repetition and independence prompt the child to engage in activity that is satisfying to these needs. This continuity offers stability as well as confidence by becoming knowledgeable and familiar in his surroundings. The child begins as a new member welcomed and aided by the returning children, and transforms into an older child, who then becomes the one to welcome, and pass on the knowledge and experience acquired. This is a joyous point of arrival for the child, equipping them with solid skills for their future environments.