Montessori Overview

At Thacher, the staff follows these key Montessori principles:

Montessori education, carried out faithfully at Thacher, helps students be self-motivated and confident, independent and creative, and culturally literate learners who value collaboration and social action. Recent educational and neurological research about learning and brain development reinforce the tenets of a quality Montessori education such as found at Thacher Montessori School.

EDUCATION OF THE WHOLE CHILD

HUMAN TENDENCIES

FOUR PLANES OF DEVELOPMENT

SENSITIVE PERIODS

FOLLOW THE CHILD

SELF-CONSTRUCTION

NORMALIZATION

DIFFERENTIATED, CHILD-CENTERED INSTRUCTION

INTEGRATION OF SUBJECTS

A CLASSROOM WITHOUT WALLS

UNINTERRUPTED WORK PERIODS

THE BALANCE OF FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY

INDEPENDENCE

MIXED AGE GROUPS

THE PROCESS OF LEARNING IS EMPHASIZED OVER PRODUCT

GRACE AND COURTESY

PREPARED ENVIRONMENT

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