49 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760
"The program and practices of the Natick Montessori School are based on the philosophy of Maria Montessori, a pioneer educator and investigator of child development. Dr. Montessori was the first educator to recognize that young children learn through active engagement with high content, meaningful, multi-sensory materials. All classroom experiences encourage independence, involvement, and risk-taking. The goal is to help children learn how to learn. The Montessori manipulative materials focus on development of specific skills and /or concepts. Active engagement with meaningful tasks, supports the development of problem-solving strategies, innovation, collaboration, reflection, and a positive disposition toward “figuring things out,” (elements needed in all life-long endeavors).
The Natick Montessori School follows specific Montessori educational practices including: mixed-age grouping, a focus on global education, valuing teacher observations and classroom research, and the careful design of the teaching/learning environment and classroom materials. What makes these practices so effective is that they empower all participants (children, parents, teachers) to be collaborators, facilitators, and learners.
The Natick Montessori School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, marital status, religion, political beliefs, disability and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.
Excerpted from the preschool's website