Northridge Montessori School - Mississauga, Ontario
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    “The child becomes a person through work.” ...Dr Maria Montessori
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Evaluating Montessori Education

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by Angeline Lillard

An analysis of students’ academic and social scores compares a Montessori school with other elementary school education programs.

Montessori education is a 100-year old method of schooling that was first used with impoverished preschool children in Rome. The program continues to grow in popularity. Estimates indicate that more than 5000 schools in the United States—including 300 public schools and some high schools—use the Montessori program. Montessori education is characterized by multi-age classrooms, a special set of educational materials, student-chosen work in long time blocks, collaboration, the absence of grades and tests, and individual and small group instruction in both academic and social skills (1). The effectiveness of some of these elements is supported by research on human learning (2).

We evaluated the social and academic impact of Montessori education. Children were studied near the end of the two most widely implemented levels of Montessori education: primary (3- to 6-year-olds) and elementary (6- to 12-year-olds). The Montessori school we studied [located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (3)], which served mainly urban minority children, was in its ninth year of operation and was recognized by the U.S. branch of the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI/USA) for its good implementation of Montessori principles (4)... READ MORE...

 

92

CUMULATIVE YEARS
OF TEACHING

14

NUMBER OF YEARS
EDUCATING CHILDREN

1,255

NUMBER OF
STUDENTS SERVED

100%

NUMBER OF
SATISFIED FAMILIES

What Others Say About Us

The first time we visited Northridge Montessori School both teachers and students were very happy and engaged and as you walked through the front door you could feel the warmth; we knew that this school best suited our son.

A Little About Us

Northridge Montessori offers an exceptional educational program that combines a wide range of social activities with a broad academic curriculum. Our program is based upon the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. Located in Mississauga, Ontario, we are a caring Montessori preschool committed to the personalized development of the entire child.

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm

Northridge Montessori School
2185 Stavebank Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5C 1T3
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