* Montessori schools begin with a deep respect for children as unique individuals. They work from a deep concern for their social and emotional development.
* Montessori schools are warm and supportive communities of students, teachers, and parents. Children don’t get lost in the crowd!
* Montessori classrooms are not run by the teachers alone. Students are taught to manage their own community and develop leadership skills and independence.
* Montessori assumes that children are born intelligent; they simply learn in different ways and progress at their own pace. The Montessori approach to education is consciously designed to recognize and address different learning styles, helping students learn to study most effectively. Students progress as they master new skills, moving ahead quickly as they are ready.