The Montessori method encourages independence, freedom within limits and responsibility. It also allows for the child to grow independently.
A 2006 study published in the, “Journal of Science” concluded that Montessori students performed better than their standard public school counterparts in a variety of areas, including not only traditional academic areas, but in social skills as well.
The authors concluded that, “Montessori education fosters social and academic skills that are equal or superior to those fostered by a pool of other types of schools.”
Montessori children are adaptable.
They have learned to work independently and in groups. Since they have been encouraged to make decisions from an early age, these children are problem-solvers who can make choices and manage their time well.
They have also been encouraged to exchange ideas and to discuss their work freely with others.
Research has shown that the best predictor of future success is a sense of self-esteem.
Montessori programs help children develop good self images and the confidence to face lifes challenges.