Parents who are not familiar with Montessori education ask us what makes it different from other schools and educational approaches.
In this section, we offer our perspective on some of the most frequently asked questions, with emphasis on the life-long lessons we know children receive with a Montessori education.
Constant testing is a central feature of contemporary American education. Testing is based on proficiency of skills that can be easily measured.
American children are loaded with hours of homework from a young age. The stated goal of homework is to increase proficiency through additional drilling and exercises.
Research shows that a classroom with fewer students improves learning and grades. In teacher-centered instruction, the teacher speaks while students listen, take notes and ask questions.
Most schools house large numbers of students and are often located in population-dense areas. The average public elementary school in Maryland enrolls approximately 400 students.
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