How Montessori education works

The environment

Our location in the beautiful Malton countryside allows children to live life adventurously whilst exploring, discovering and learning from well equipped and rich environments both indoors and out.

Our small by design classes of one teacher to every six pupils ensures that each child receives the tailored individual attention to progress and achieve.

The teacher

Montessori teachers value the diversity and creativity of the individual child. We use tangible hands-on experiences and materials to introduce all new concepts, we construct our learning environments using comprehensive child observations carried out by our qualified staff. Our school is accredited with the Montessori Schools Association which oversees the quality and standards of Montessori teaching and practice. Our latest accreditation inspections may be viewed here.

The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
-Maria Montessori

The child

All children have an individualised learning approach to their education. They benefit strongly from peer to peer learning and observation. Teachers plan, facilitate and analyse educational progress alongside the child, listening to and promoting their interests, consequently children invest in their work more readily and are motivated to learn.

We believe that children should be nurtured to have 'can do' aspirations and experiences, giving the child a sense of purpose and direction. Find out more about our curriculum here.