Being creative and engaging in the Montessori Classroom, students learn the fundamental rules of math and science through the discovery of natural laws through manipulation of didactic materials and problem-solving with peers. The work engages the senses and ensures the internalization of concepts, not just memorization of disjointed facts and figures. Through the Montessori concept of Cosmic Education, the curriculum reinforces that everything is interrelated.
- Open to the ideas of others
- Able to think outside the box
- Able to ask questions and know where to find answers
- Able to manage themselves, while helping their peers
These are the qualities that are the proponents of the STEM curriculum we are hoping to see carried over from childhood to adulthood. They are the qualities Montessori grads already possess. Montessori schools care for the whole child in a way that encourages curiosity and independence, while making sure the child is nurtured. We ensure students are getting a full-bodied and well-rounded education that includes plenty of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The experience our children have today will surely make a positive impact on their future.
“STEM Education is more than just presentation and dissemination of information and cultivation of techniques. It is a process for teaching and learning that offers students opportunities to make sense of the world and take charge of their learning, rather than learning isolated bits and pieces of content. In the STEM environment, there is less emphasis on activities that demonstrate science content and a greater focus on those activities that allow students to engage in real-world problems and experiences through project-based, experiential learning activities that lead to higher level thinking.”