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 learn the ANSWER for yourself.
The New England School of Montessori offers a concrete education for toddlers through elementary school students. Grounded in the lifelong works of Dr. Maria Montessori, all of our programs supportthe learning needs of the whole child - intellect, physical, and social emotional. We believe in collaborative efforts between teachers and staff, parents, and the community. The Montessori-based curriculum allows children to learn at their own pace in a lively, hands-on environment that encourages independence, self-discipline, self-motivation, self-respect, slef-direction, self-worth, along with analytical thinking. Students learn to trust their own ability to think and solve problems independently. This process is never rushed and follows the child's own brain development with hand/eye work that helps solidify learning processes.
Call for a tour 203-878-9822, scheduled Mon-Fri at 9:30AM -11AM.
Congratulations to one of our past students who was awarded Third Place in this year;s National Geographic Geography Bee. He started competing as a 4th grader at New England School of Montessori where he attended since his three-year old year in our Children's House copmmunity. He is now an 8th Grade student in Fairfield and has made it to the State level for 5 years in a row. We are so proud that Montessori helped instill a natural curiosity about the world around him. He is a true geography buff. Pictured here with NBC Ct News anchor at the event held in March at CCSU. Click here for full story.
Children learn at their own pace in a classroom made up of a small community of students between the ages of 6 and 12 (First - Sixth Grades). Specialized Montessori equipment is used by students to learn concepts in Math, History, Geography, Language Skills, and lessons in Practical Life Skills. Within our nurturing and safe environment with teachers who truly get to know the children and their families, students work collaboratively to find solutions to problems, much like the real world will someday expect of them. Join us to watch this outstanding educational system in action. Guests will walk around to meet with other students and their teachers, ask questions and get to know the method of education that is the only one in the world that is based on a scientific approach to learning. We welcome you. CALL NOW FOR A TOUR AND CLASSROOM OBSERVATION.
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.
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.
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.
"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: