Montessori Pedagogy

«One becomes a well-
balanced adult only if one has fully been a child.»

Maria Montessori

The Montessori pedagogy comprises education as a homogenous whole and sees the child as an independent, autonomous personality. it enables children to optimally benefit from their individual «sensitive phases» (in which they are especially receptive for certain processes) by being given the time, suitable materials, and the support to do so.

In this process, the wish of the child to «do it alone» is respected as the guiding principle: during these phases, the child learns of his or her own volition with joy, pleasure, and ease.

The wide selection of learning material created by Maria Montessori contains a «built-in error control», thus freeing the child from the constant intervention of adults. the thoroughly tested material comprehensively deals with the areas «language», «mathematics», «culture», «practical life», and all the senses. the children can move freely in the school’s
rooms and work on tasks as long as they need. the goal is the independent exercise of the child’s senses, as soon as the child is ready for the corresponding realisation.

Montessori Pädagogik