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Where Montessori all began...a few facts about Maria Montessori:

Dr. Maria Montessori, the first woman physician to graduate from the University of Rome, studied the development of children and created a theory of education that says that children are inherently self-motivated learners. She believed that this quality could best be developed and nurtured in a carefully prepared environment filled with appropriate materials and activities that support active and self-paced learning. In this environment, children are free to develop self-esteem, confidence, independence, and a love for learning that provides a solid foundation for life.

Maria Montessori proposed presenting the whole Universe to the child in the elementary years. The Universe holds within it the answers to all questions. Such an all-inclusive context can meet the challenge of the child’s great intellectual curiosity and strength at this age.

In a traditional education setting, children accumulate isolated bits and pieces of knowledge without a way of relating one to another. Montessori education stimulates their power of reason to search for the connections between all things, and provides the framework in which individual and social discipline go hand in hand.

Montessori of Winter Garden Charter School Elementary Program K - 7th provides:

  • Beautifully and thoughtfully prepared classrooms, filled with child-centered, hands-on learning materials for use on work mats and community tables.
    Long Blocks of uninterrupted work time that which support and encourage the development of concentration.
  • Individualized education founded upon Montessori differentiated learning in individual and small group lessons.
  • A safe, non-competitive, respectful, inclusive school environment, which supports diversity, intrinsic motivation, and discipline within each child.
  • An emphasis on stewardship and care for the natural world, and a global awareness of the interconnectedness of life.

As an extension to the Montessori experience in Elementary, Montessori of Winter Garden Charter School (Middle School Program) 6-7 (8th added in 2017) provides:

  • Long Blocks of uninterrupted work time which support and encourage the development of deeper experiences within project based inquiry and learning.
  • Individualized education founded upon Montessori differentiated learning in individual and small group lessons.
  • A safe, non-competitive, respectful, inclusive school environment, which supports diversity, intrinsic motivation, and discipline within each child.
  • An emphasis on stewardship and care for the natural world, and a global awareness of the interconnectedness of life.

Montessori of Winter Garden Charter School offers families an authentic Montessori Education.

  • Full Day Montessori Kindergarten
  • 1st-7th grade
  • 8th grade to be added in 2017

ASP provides before and after school on campus programs from 7 am to 6 pm. We also have various after school programs including school sponsored Chorus, Yearbook Club, and Odyssey of the Mind. In addition we have after school providers for Archery, Pottery, Golf, Dance, Art and more.

MARIA MONTESSORI

“The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.”

Benjamin Franklin

“Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I learn.”