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Country Montessori Preschool

Po Box 547
Sutton, MA 01590-0547

(508) 865-4223


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The main purpose of the COUNTRY MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN is to help develop the whole child, physically, intellectually, and socially. It aims at helping him/her discover and then fulfill all their potentials. To achieve this end, an attempt is made to create an environment and atmosphere where the child will develop a great love for learning.
Dr. Maria Montessori believed that no human being is educated by another person. He/she must educate themselves or it will never be done. A truly educated person continues learning long after the hours and years they spend a classroom because they are motivated from within by a natural curiosity and a love for knowledge. Dr. Montessori felt therefore, that the goal of early childhood education should not be to fill the child with facts from a pre-selected course of studies, but rather to cultivate his/her natural desire to learn.
In the Montessori classroom this objective is approached in two ways; by allowing each child to experience the excitement of learning by his/her own choice rather than by some outside force; and secondly by helping him/her perfect all their natural tools for learning so their ability will be developed at a maximum in the future learning situations. The Montessori materials in the classroom have this dual long-range purpose in addition to their immediate purpose of giving specific information to the child."
Excerpted from the preschool's website