Freedom of Movement
In your first visit to a Montessori classroom it hits you. The classroom is different.
There are no assigned desks to sit in. Students chose to work on rugs on the floor or at tables for group or individual work. There are even opportunities for movement such as balance boards, stand up writing tables or every day activities such as window washing or food preparation. Each classroom is designed to allow maximum independence for each multi-age program level. Natural materials, plants and beautiful art grace these uncluttered, organized spaces. Shelves of hands-on work materials are arranged in sequential order, communal supplies are available for students to access as needed for their projects and everything is child-sized.
Kids are happy, engaged and feel ownership of their work space. This revolutionary classroom environment that promotes creativity, collaboration and exploration more similar to the open work spaces offered by many start-up companies.