"Our primary goal is to foster and enhance each child's natural sense of joy with human values." - Dr.Maria Montessori
The Montessori Method is founded on Maria Montessori's educational philosophy. Her basic principle was to "follow the child". A Montessori classroom is carefully prepared to allow the child to work independently and allow for the joy of self-discovery. Directress' introduce materials and children are free to choose them, again and again, working and discovering, and ultimately mastering ideas. Presentations are given, but the goal is for children to discover the answers by using the "auto-correcting, or "self-correcting" materials that are found only in Montessori classrooms.
Children grow academically in the Montessori environment. They discover an ability to complete complex math problems, name the continents, identify geometric shapes, write beautifully and talk about scientific concepts such as "Life cycle of Butterfly". Children are exposed to many art activities, a second language(Hindi) and third language(Telugu).
However, the most important aspect of our educational mission does not concern academics. Our primary goal is to foster and enhance each child's natural sense of joy with human values. We feel that children should delight in childhood, that the school day must include laughter and the buzz of creative silliness. We want students to love school and the process of learning. The idea that "education is not a chore, but a joyous exploration of life's mysteries", is the most important lesson that we hope to help our students.