Montessori emphasizes learning through all five senses, not just through listening, watching, or reading. Children in Montessori classes learn at their own individual pace and according to their own choice of activities from hundreds of possibilities. Learning is an exciting process of discovery, leading to concentration, motivation, self-discipline, and a love of learning. Montessori classes form communities in which the older children spontaneously share their knowledge with the younger ones.
The Montessori Philosophy
The principles of the Montessori Method are contained in these five basic ideas:
1. Respect for the child
2. The absorbent mind
3. Sensitive developmental periods
4. The prepared environment
Interested but busy? Learn more about the Montessori Method here:
The Alfred Montessori School Parent Handbook
Montessori Basics in Brief
How to Apply Montessori Principles at Home
Career and Volunteer Opportunities
For those looking to make a significant difference in the Alfred community, we are actively seeking dedicated and compassionate individuals to provide an authentic Montessori experience for every child at AMS! Click here To find out about the exciting and rewarding work, volunteer and internship opportunities at our school.