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When Dr. Maria Montessori opened her first school in the slums of Rome in 1907 on the feast of the Epiphany, she did not set out to revolutionize education. Yet within 2 years of opening, kings and queens from all over the world came to see this phenomenon that was her method of education.

Some of the many benefits that are seen in Montessori environments include:

- Excellent academics

- Individualized teaching to each child’s own learning style, needs, and pace

- A loving learning community created through mixed age groups- Primary (3-6 year olds), Elementary (6-12 year olds), Middle School (12-14 year olds), and High School (14-18 year olds)

- The fostering of intrinsic motivation and self-discipline

- Allowing for creativity, collaboration, and problem solving

- Helping a child develop concentration, coordination, a sense of order, and independence

- Fostering a deep love of learning and excellent work habits

- Using hands on materials to meet best practices

“It is possible to see a clear analogy between the mission of the Shepherd of the Church and that of the prudent and generous Montessori directress - who with tenderness and love knows how to discover and bring to light the most hidden virtues and capacities of the child.”                                 ~Pope Saint John the XXIII

A Montessori Morning

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd