Mosaic Montessori Academy
2919 8th Ave NW Calgary AB T2N 1C8 403.612.8339
Mosaic Montessori Academy
15 Royal Vista Pl NW #142 Calgary AB T3G 0E2 403.768.3356
Mosaic Montessori Academy
176 Bedford Dr NE Calgary AB T3K 2M9 403.768.3095

Montessori Method

What Is The Montessori Method?

Science has proven Dr. Montessori’s theory that children have the most absorbent minds from ages 0 – 6 and that during this time their capacity to retain information is at its highest. Based on these facts, a child entering an authentic Montessori environment is nurtured, guided, taught independence, and given the freedom to learn. This sets them up to succeed academically, socially, and emotionally over the course of their life. It also facilitates a lifelong love of learning.

If you are considering applying to Mosaic Montessori Academy, we encourage you to read more about the Montessori Method and our philosophy as a school.

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The Origins of the Montessori Method

Maria Montessori, the namesake of Montessori education and its creator, began developing the Montessori philosophy in 1897. Maria Montessori was Italy’s first female medical doctor and was quite notable for that achievement alone, though the Montessori Method would wind up being her lasting legacy. Maria worked extensively with children that had learning disabilities, and from 1896 until 1906 she acted as an educator and activist, advocating for better education for intellectually challenged students and seeking new educational methods. She lectured frequently at the University of Rome on this and related subjects.

In 1906, Maria opened the Casa dei Bambini- the world’s first “Montessori” school. Her educational philosophies proved popular, with her second school opening in 1907. That success snowballed, with her educational philosophies – aka, the Montessori Method – gaining international acclaim and recognition.

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Delivering on the Montessori Method

Our classrooms are prepared with a full range of authentic Montessori materials. You will find:

  • Specialized equipment unique to authentic Montessori schools
  • A learning environment prepared to encourage critical thinking and problem solving, with a focus on independence and freedom.
  • Staff trained in Montessori educational processes and philosophies
  • A distinctly varied and multicultural environment, where students can interact with and learn from each other

An individualized learning path is created for each student and is based on their existing development and their displayed aptitudes. Children from age 0-6 years have absorbent minds: the child simply learns by being in an environment. This age is referred to as the First Plane of Development. See our page on Montessori Planes of Development for more information.

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The Montessori Method Principles

Our schools foster a culture founded on the principles of the Montessori method:

  • Respect for self, peers, and teachers
  • Independence
  • Respect for the environment, both the one we create and the one we inhabit
  • Freedom within limits
  • Self Discipline and Self Motivation
  • Respect for knowledge, and the life-long process of acquiring it
  • The Montessori method builds confidence and self-esteem. Your child enjoys and appreciates the successes that come with critical thinking, problem-solving, artful expression, and the general exploration of ideas

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