As you look through the educational options for your child, there will be many questions that arise. Choosing where your child will attend school is an important decision because early education can have a lifelong impact. If Montessori education is one of the options that you are considering, keep reading to get answers to three of the top questions that other parents have asked on this journey.
What sets Montessori education apart?
How is Montessori education different from public education? What sets Montessori programs apart from other private school programs? These are good questions that you should ask of every program that you consider. Montessori education is unique in several ways. It was developed over a century ago by an Italian physician named Maria Montessori. She worked with children who were considered unteachable and got remarkable results. One of the core tenets of Montessori education is the belief that children are naturally smart. And, if provided with the right opportunities, they will follow their curiosity and learn naturally. The Montessori classroom is designed with that tenet in mind. Students are provided with many learning options and get the chance to choose how they engage with the curriculum. This design is a major departure from what you will find in most public or private classrooms.
Is Montessori education expensive?
Each Montessori program is different when it comes to costs. Fountainhead Montessori School is transparent with pricing so families can make an informed decision and plan accordingly. You can see up-to-date costs for Fountainhead Montessori by visiting the program page for each campus. One of the unique factors to consider when looking at FMS is the value of the before and aftercare program. For a small increase in cost, your child will have full access to before and aftercare. This means that you will not have to worry about getting your child to another place for care before or after school if you need to work.
Is Montessori education a good fit for my child?
Montessori education can meet the needs of a wide range of children. The self-paced and self-directed design of Montessori education means that students can move forward quickly on a concept they understand or spend extra time on a difficult concept. Also, the small class sizes provide plenty of opportunities for one-on-one instruction and individualized lesson planning.
If you have more questions about Montessori education, take a look at the resources in the FMS parent library. Another excellent way to learn more about Montessori education is to schedule a class observation. During a class observation, you will see the design of the classroom and witness the Montessori Method in action. Observing a class can provide you with answers to many of your questions about Montessori education.