Explore your child's future....Join us for an Open House Event:
Call for a tour 203-878-9822, scheduled Mon-Fri at 9:30AM -11AM.
Have you ever wondered why the traditional public school system in our country uses the same method of teaching young children as it did 100 years ago? HINT: It is NOT because the human brain learns best that way. Call a Montessori school to discover the ANSWER for yourself. Don't wait until your child loses interest in school...it will be too late to start them in a Montessori school. The best age to begin, ideally, is three (3). Click to view a short video, The Ecstasy of Curiosity. Children are born curious.
Parents of ELEMENTARY students in Milford, Orange, New Haven, West Haven, Shelton and Stratford....Come visit our classroom for your 1st - 3rd grade students. After spending 2 full days in our classroom for a trial visit, we accept students who are curious learners and who are still EXCITED to learn new things. We do not focus on standardized state tests and instead, spend a short week in prepartions of our well-rounded Terra Nova test. Results have shown that our students far exceed the national and state standards on reading, writing and math scores. And yet, only 2 weeks was afforded in preparations. The rest of the school year, children discover the Great Lessons, our Cosmic Education as designed by Dr. Maria Montessori during the years she spent living in India. Rich language experiences are embedded within our classrooms and our Mathematics curiculum far exceeds that of the traditional programs of the current US educational system. Unfortunately, if a child is past third grade, they will have difficulty acclimating to such a powerfully individualized program.
The Montessori Method is the oldest educational method and yet the most developmentally appropriate for the young child in today's society, requiring 21st Century Skills. This Method is one that is based on science (now referred to as pediatric neuroscience) moreso than a method of education. The idea is that each child develops at his or her own pace and develops natural strengths from within. Mistakes are made to ensure learning. The renowned materials utilized by the children in a Montessori classroom setting offer controls of error. The three-year age range of the children is made to take full advantage of the developing brain during the specified Planes of Development that Dr. Maria Montessori observed in young children more than 100 years ago. Today, we can thank fMRI data completed by Pediatric Neuroscientists to show that Dr. Montessori was right on target.
Click here to view a 5-minute video explaining the Three-year Cycle. Montessori honors the spirit of the child during the crucial early years, three through six. The competence, confidence and compassion fostered in the Montessori Primary class creates the foundation to sustain the children throughout their subsequesnt education and into adulthood.
View the videos on our left margin to discover Montessori cycles for the 0-3 year old and Elementary years.
Visit our AMAZING Elementary Classroom and learn how children learn as validated by the most current pediatric neuroscientific research available today. In one room, children experience the WORLD!
Lower Elementary - First through Third Grades
Upper Elementary - Fourth through Sixth Grades
All children in our Elementary classroom have access to First through Sixth grade materials and experienced Montessori Teachers.
20 Field Trips are scheduled each year as we believe that the elementary aged child has an innate desire to explore their world, outside the four walls of the classroom.
We are now ACCREDITED by New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Click here to read about the advantages of NEASC accreditation for private schools in the Northeast.
New England School of Montessori promotes self confidence and joy through active learning, empowering the whole child to become a compassionate world citizen.
Our students' potential gracefully unfolds within a multiage environment, allowing the children to recognize and optimize their individual capabilities.
"When I began the school, I had one main idea: to make the school fit the child - instead of making the child fit the school."
"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
"We must help the child to act for himself, will for himself, think for himself; this is the art of those who aspire to serve the spirit."
Dr. Maria Montessori
"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education."
"What we learn to do, we learn by doing."
"Our goal is not so much the imparting of knowledge as the unveiling and developing of spiritual energy."
Dr. Maria Montessori
"You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself."
"The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher."
We are located at 40 Quirk Road in Milford, CT.
Call us at 203-878-9822 to arrange for a tour and a classroom observation.
Scholarship program available to Primary (3 - 6) and Elementary (6 - 12) aged children. All information is provided to FAST and kept confidential to Independent School Management FAST advisors. Opens Jan. 1st for the following Fall school year. Closes April 30th.
"The child is truly a miraculous being, and this should be felt deeply by the educator."
Dr. Maria Montessori
Some of our favorite Montessori videos on youtube.com.
Google Founders attribute success to their early years in a Montessori School:
A day in the life of a Montessori Child:
Toddler 18 mo. - 3 years:
Primary 3 - 6 years:
Elementary 6 - 12 years: