The Montessori School of Raleigh is the Triangle’s modern embodiment and mindful practice of the time-proven Montessori philosophy, developing agile thinkers, poised communicators, and gracious collaborators—engineers of authentic and fulfilling lives.
Enjoy these pictures of our terrific Toddlers making all kinds of fabulous food, students practicing peace, kids getting ready for Garden Day and other students studying really hard.
Peace is taught as an important part of the Montessori curriculum and September 21 was International Peace Day, so our Lower Elementary classes gathered around the peace pole on Ben’s Field to celebrate. Maria Montessori began her teachings around the time of World War II when the world was immersed in violence and acts of aggression. She firmly believed that people should be taught to spread peace from a very young age in hopes that our world would be free from violence one day.
Montessori’s curriculum held the idea that we are all one small piece of a larger world regardless of our ethnicity or background. Starting in Lower Elementary, our students are taught that as humans we all have the same basic needs to survive and we must use peace and kindness to help each other grow every day. Montessori also teaches students that they have the ability to make positive change in the world. Children are often given the misconception that they need to be an adult to improve the world when in reality people are never too young to make a difference in a peaceful manner.
To honor Dr. Maria Montessori on her birthday, The Montessori School of Raleigh thought we’d share a brief insight into her extraordinary life.
Dr. Maria Montessori was born in Chiaravalle, Italy on August 31, 1870. As a young woman, Maria began her education at Via di San Nicolo da Tolentino and then proceeded to conquer the barriers for the restricted careers of women.
As the sun peeped out from under the clouds, the Academic Festival Overture of Johannes Brahms resounded throughout the Gym, and hundreds of students Grades 1 through 12, faculty, and staff processed in to take their seats for the school’s first-ever Opening Convocation.
“I see the future every day—they’re walking all around me,” says veteran LE Directress Donna Boyd.
The Montessori Method of child-centered learning has been used across the globe as an alternative to traditional education for more than a century.
With more than 100 years of the Montessori educational approach in action, many rumors or myths have developed about the program over time.