Four Common Questions about Montessori Education

26, Jun 2020

Do you have questions about Montessori education? It is important to get answers to your questions as you consider the various options for your child’s early education. The reality is that this point in your child’s life can have a big impact on how he or she learns and feels about school. A positive experience in early education can set your child up for educational success in the future. Four common questions about Montessori education are answered below. You can find answers to even more questions about Montessori education on Fountainhead Montessori School’s FAQ page.

Is Montessori school academically challenging?

Many parents and caregivers seek out private education in order to find an environment that is more academically challenging than the typical public school. Each type of private school is unique and has the freedom to choose the curriculum and standards that are set for students. This means that some private programs are more academically challenging than others. If you are considering Montessori education for your child, you will find that it is an academically challenging environment. Teachers in the Montessori classroom create individualized learning plans for each student. This means that every student will be challenged at an appropriate level. This design ensures that even the most academically gifted students get challenged in the classroom every day.

Do Montessori programs offer before and aftercare?

You can find some Montessori programs that offer before and aftercare for students. As mentioned above, each program is unique, so you may not find before and aftercare options at every Montessori school you consider. Fountainhead Montessori School offers before and aftercare at each campus. Students who participate in before and aftercare at FMS spend their time doing fun and engaging activities. Having the option of before and aftercare on campus makes the logistics of getting students to and from school much easier for working parents.

What makes Montessori education different from other options?

Montessori education is different from other private and public schools in a number of ways. The classrooms are designed to meet the needs of students. Montessori teachers create individualized learning plans for each student. In the classroom, children get to be active participants in choosing what and how they learn. The Montessori Philosophy provides a unique view and approach to education that is backed by over a century of research and application.

How do I decide if Montessori education is right for my child?

Most children can thrive in the Montessori classroom. The emphasis on the individual child makes it possible to customize learning to the needs of each student. In order to determine if Montessori education is right for your child, you need to continue learning about the Montessori Philosophy and schedule a time to observe a class. Seeing a Montessori classroom in person is the best way to determine if it is the right fit for your child.

Do you have even more questions about Montessori education? You can explore the resources in the FMS parent library to dig deeper into the topic. You can also schedule a time to observe a class and talk to a staff member at Fountainhead Montessori School about your questions.

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