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What is a Montessori School?

Montessori schools are based on the philosophy and teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori (1870 - 1952).  Although there can be differences among schools, Montessori emphasizes learning through the five senses (Practical Life, Math, Sensorial, Science Culture, and Language Arts).  An individual learning pace is emphasized and children are encouraged to pick their own activities from many possibilities.  A love of learning can be a stimulating process of discovery that cultivates increased concentration, self-motivation and discipline.  Montessori philosophy places children in three-year age groups (3 - 6, 6 - 9, 9 - 12).  These clusters form communities encouraging group and individualized learning in which older children share their knowledge with younger ones.

Please click on the links below that will direct you to informational websites to discover how the Montessori method can transform your child's life and why at Aspen Park Montessori we take a holistic approach in incorporating SMET (Science, Math, Engineering & Technology) in our program.  The world of technology is vastly growing and with it the need for a future workforce that is technologically inclined and diversified.  We want to ensure your child gets an early start in understanding and utilizing todays technologies and in doing so help create more opportunities for them in the future.


The best way to learn about Aspen Park iMontessori, The Montessori School of Innovative Technologies and World Languages is to take a tour of the school and speak with the Director, Santiago Grado.  Tours provide the opportunity to ask questions and observe the various programs available to your children.  You will see how youngsters work on everything from English literacy to math and science concepts while incorporating the latest technologies to enhance learning.  Your children will also be studying a new language as Spanish immersion is integrated into the daily routine.

We encourage you to download and read this presentation by Santiago Grado expanding upon the core principles of Montessori education and his vision for Aspen Park Montessori.

Furthermore, you can download a Montessori versus Traditional education document below by Santiago Grado to discuss further the differences in how your child will be educated.

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