Welcome to Montessori
Montessori is a comprehensive educational approach from birth to adulthood based on the observation of children's needs in a variety of cultures all around the world.
Beginning her work a century ago, Dr. Maria Montessori developed this educational approach based on her understanding of children's natural learning tendencies as they unfold in "prepared environments" for multi-age groups (0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12, 12-15).
The Montessori environment contains specially designed, manipulative "materials for development" that invite children to engage in learning activities of their own individual choice. Under guidance of a trained teacher, children in a Montessori classroom learn by making discoveries with the materials, cultivating concentration, motivation, self-discipline, and a love of learning.
The Montessori program within APS has multi-age classes for children 3 to 6 (primary), 6 to 9 (lower elementary), 9 to 11 (upper elementary), and 11 to 13 (middle school). The four classes at Hoffman Boston are primary Montessori classrooms for children aged 3 to 6 years and consists of preschool and Kindergarten.