The Montessori program emerged from the founder and director, Dr. Maria Montessori’s formation of “Children’s House” in Rome, Italy, in 1906. The Montessori program is a comprehensive educational approach from birth to childhood based on the observation of children’s needs in a viariety of cultures around the world.

Children in Montessori classes learn at their own individual pace and according to their own choice of activities from hundreds of possibilities. What ultimately became the Montessori Method was based on scientific observations of these children’s almost effortless ability to absorb knowledge from their surroundings as well as their tireless interest in manipulating materials. Every piece of equipment, every method and exercise Montessori developed was based on what she observed children do naturally on their own, unassisted by adults.

Under the supervision of our trained teachers at North Hill Private School, your child will learn by making discoveries with the materials, cultivating concentration, motivation, self-discipline, and most importantly a love of learning. The difference between Reggio/Montessori and traditional education, is that the emphasis is on learning through all five senses, not just through listening, watching or reading.

“It is necessary for the teacher to guide the child without letting him feel her presence too much…so that she may always be ready to supply the desired help, but may never be the obstacle between the child and his/her experience.”
– Maria Montessori