Why Montessori

About Montessori

Maria Montessori (1870-1952) founded the innovative method of educating children on the beliefs that children should be given autonomy and the ability to self-direct. She was a forward-thinker and embraced new and innovative ways of teaching. The founders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, attribute their success to their Montessori education because that is where they learned to be self-directed and self-starters. They said that their Montessori education allowed them to learn to think for themselves and gave them freedom to pursue their own interests.

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Lakeview is the first Montessori Elementary School in the region. 

Montessorians understand that a child's self-esteem comes from an internal sense of pride in his or her own accomplishments. The goal of a Montessori school is to prepare young leaders who are fully qualified to enter the academic programs of their choice at a preferred university or college. 

A Montessori school promotes a hands-on approach to learning versus a focus on seatwork. Students interact with others of different ages, in an environment where younger students can learn from the older children and older children have an opportunity to lead. 

The Montessori experience begins with a deep respect for children as unique individuals, and an accredited internationally developed curriculum that includes five main pillars: practical life, sensorial, math, language and cultural learning. 

Some Other Graduates of Montessori

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  • Yo-Yo Ma

    United Nations Peace Ambassador, winner of 15 Grammy Awards, Presidential Medal of Freedom & National Medal of the Arts
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis

    Former First Lady
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Nobel Prize – winning novelist
  • Anne Frank

    Famous child diarist from World War II
  • Jimmy Wales

    Founder of Wikipedia
  • Melissa and Sarah Gilbert