Why Montessori?

Montessori Philosophy

The Montessori Education

The Montessori approach provides children with enduring intellectual capabilities, achieved through the framework of social and emotional learning.

Montessori develops the whole child. Academics and knowledge-building are key qualities of Montessori, as is the ability to think creatively and understand the needs of others. When these fundamental skills are fostered early in life, children gain the capability to problem solve, persevere, and interact well with others in any circumstance.

Montessori education builds a child’s capability to become a fulfilled and productive adult able to contribute to the world—at home, at work, and in their community. Maria Montessori’s observation of human development from birth to adulthood led to an education approach that supports children’s natural development, providing the skills and support to reach their full potential in life. With a strong emotional, behavioural, and moral foundation, children become motivated, active, and independent learners who are prepared for the real world.

"The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences."
Dr. Maria Montessori
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The Montessori method of education began in the early twentieth century when Italian doctor, Maria Montessori, spent her time trying to better her understanding of child development based on observation of the child. These observations led to the breakthrough realization that children have the unique and remarkable ability to create impressions and absorb information effortlessly through their environment. This capacity to retain information and create perceptions is what Dr. Montessori coined, ‘The Absorbent Mind’. Based on the idea of the Absorbent Mind, Dr. Montessori emphasized the importance that the child’s educational experience must not be limited to only the acquisition of knowledge, but also for social, physical and emotional development. Therefore, we must provide the child with an enriched and safe environment that allows them to explore their environments independently. This will then lead them to become confident, self-disciplined, independent and ultimately maximize their potential.

We welcome you to explore our website to get further insight into what Montessori education can offer your child. Please contact us to book a tour and speak with us to learn more about what we can offer your child at Odyssey Montessori School.

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