our children

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‘A foundation for a real world peace’

“There is a great sense of community within the Montessori classroom, where children of differing ages work together in an atmosphere of cooperation rather than competitiveness. There is respect for the environment and for the individuals within it, which comes through experience of freedom within the community.”

Maria Montessori

 Montessori discovered mixed ages is ideal for the community life development:   “There is a communication and harmony between the two that one seldom finds between the adult and the small child….  It is hard to believe how deep this atmosphere of protection and admiration becomes in practice.”  ‘The older child is more sensitive to the nature and degree of help the young child needs.’  

Paula Lillard

“Montessori A Modern Approach”

The children in our school (mixed ages) can learn in their own pace with an individual programme, can choose their own work and interest, and can help younger children.  And the child can have the opportunity to work along with their siblings.