"Our aim is not merely to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core." - Maria Montessori

Montessori at LMS is based on these beliefs:

  • Children are naturally eager to learn
  • Children deserve respect as well as guidance. Freedom within an ordered environment encourages them to be independent and resourceful. 
  • All aspects of a child need nurturance: physical, social, emotional and cognitive
  • Peer learning in multiage classrooms fosters strong interpersonal skills
  • Uninterrupted work time allows focused learning – individual and collaborative

Biff's Ideas Blog

List of 3 news stories.

  • Discovery

    We know that children have to construct understanding; we can’t give it to them. The task of the Montessori teacher is to prepare the environment so that the activities on the shelves beckon and inspire discovery.
  • Montessori: World Changer

    Dr. Montessori argued that schooling must include global citizenship, personal responsibility, and respect for diversity. She insisted that children develop the habit of critical and independent thought.
  • The Prepared Environment: Shangri-La?

    What if you worked in a place designed to maximize your creativity and productivity? Imagine an optimally designed bakery, bioscience lab, auto repair shop, or consulting firm. Design elements greatly impact our work.

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"The teacher's task is not a small or easy one! She has to prepare a huge amount of knowledge to satisfy the child's mental hunger. She is not like the ordinary teacher, limited by a syllabus. The needs of the child are clearly more difficult to answer." - Maria Montessori
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