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Salem Montessori School

1574 Roanoke Boulevard
Salem, VA 24153

(540) 387-1523


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Educating the whole child

The Salem Montessori School has built a 10-year tradition of serving children ages 1 year through Elementary using the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. An Italian physician and pioneer in child development, Dr. Montessori developed a philosophy that embraces the whole child based on her observations that children have a natural, progressive aptitude for acquiring knowledge about their world. She found that by placing children in specially prepared environments to meet their physical, cognitive, and social needs, children not only learn but also thrive.
Self-directed learning
The Montessori classroom is conducted on the principles of freedom within limits and consideration for each other and the environment. Children work at their own pace with materials they choose, alone or with others. Teachers move the class forward in the Montessori curriculum. Our objective is to encourage active, self-directed learning and small group collaboration.
Excerpted from the preschool's website