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University Montessori School

7508 Burthe Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

(504) 865-1659


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"University Montessori School devotes itself to the total child; his or her emotional, social, intellectual, and physical well being. A child-centered classroom is the basis of the Montessori approach. In each prepared environment, the child has the opportunity to progress at his or her own rate and reach the potential that each child carries within him or her. Through the use of the materials in the classroom and the careful guidance of the Montessori teacher, the child has a successful classroom experience. One success builds upon another thus increasing self-esteem and self-confidence. By combining age groups in the preschool, transitional, and kindergarten class, the children develop a sense of community. The younger children teach the older children patience and empathy and give them a feeling of competency. The older children provide the younger children with role models and assistance with their work and classroom adjustment. Through individual and group activities and class routine, the child experiences decision making, concern for his or her and other's right, independent thinking, and personal responsibility."
Excerpted from the preschool's website