Homework at Butler Montessori
Conventional vs Montessori
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.
The Montessori approach recognizes the critical importance of unstructured play time to develop social skills. We believe that children need to play, enjoy interactions with their family or simply be left to their own devices to explore the world around them. They need time to discover their passions and nurture their creativity, including sports, music and the arts.
Butler Montessori does not assign homework until the 7th grade, when students enter the Intermediate program and it is developmentally appropriate for them to take on academic work outside the classroom.