Choosing the right school for your child can be one of the most important decisions that you would be making for him or her. West End and Highlands Montessori aims to provide high-quality Montessori education in Edmonton, Alberta, in a fun and secure environment. Here are a few important facts you would like to know about the Montessori programs. Call us today to find out more information.
What are the differences between the Montessori and Traditional programs?
In a traditional program, students are grouped together by age and the teacher has a dominant role in the classroom. The curriculum is structured and the students are given specific time frames to master concepts. The children are guided to learning by a teacher and their work is assessed and graded.
In Montessori education, students are grouped together in mixed ages and the teacher has an unobtrusive role in the classroom. The children are active participants in their own learning rather than just spectators. Each child is free to choose their own work and learn at a pace they feel comfortable with. In the Montessori program, children's work is not graded; instead, they recognize their errors through self-correcting materials.
Why are children of different ages grouped together?
Why is the program 5 days a week?
Why is Montessori so expensive?
Why does Montessori education start at such a young age?
Is Montessori appropriate for all children?
Will my child be able to adjust to traditional schools?
Is Montessori elitist?
How do Montessori teachers meet the needs of so many children?
How is discipline dealt with in Montessori schools?