Tall Oaks Montessori School is founded upon the deep respect for the individual child. Dr. Maria Montessori, the Italian pediatrician and founder of the philosophy that inspired Children's Houses around the world, believed that children posses an intrinsic desire to explore, discover and learn about their environment. A Montessori classroom is a carefully prepared environment for learning. Our primary goal is to help each child reach his or her potential in all areas of life. The Montessori method is a comprehensive, carefully measured system created for the youngest of minds - for the very special needs and abilities of children from the ages of eighteen months through the sixth grade. 


The skills learned here help students thrive throughout their academic careers and life.


Our Montessori classrooms at Tall Oaks encourage the development of:
  •         Respect for others and the environment
  •         Self-esteem and self-confidence
  •         Self-discipline
  •         Coordination
  •         Independence
  •         Social Skills
  •         Emotional growth
Students learn to:
  •     Work Independently
  •     Problem Solve
  •     Manage their time
  •     Communicate effectively
  •     Pursue creative endeavors through music, art, storytelling and movement

The Montessori Curriculum Integrates Knowledge


The Montessori Curriculum is organized as an inclined spiral plane of integrated studies, rather than a traditional model in which the curriculum is compartmentalized into separate subjects, with given topics considered only once at a given grade level. Lessons are introduced simply and concretely in the early years and are reintroduced several times over the years at increasing degrees of abstraction and complexity.

The Montessori course of study is an integrated thematic approach that ties the separate disciplines of the curriculum together into studies of the physical universe, the world of nature, and the human experience. Literature, the arts, history, social issues, civics, economics, science and the study of technology all complement one another in the Montessori curriculum. This integrated approach is one of Montessori's greatest strengths.

Learning the Skills of Everyday Life in an Atmosphere of Kindness, Community and Respect

Success in school is directly tied to the degree to which children believe that they are capable and independent human beings. As we allow students to develop a meaningful degree of independence and self-discipline, we also set a pattern for a lifetime of good work habits and a sense of responsibility. 

In Montessori, students are taught to take pride in their work. Montessori students develop a clear sense of values and social conscience. Montessori consciously teaches students every day ethics and interpersonal skills from the beginning. Even the youngest child is treated with respect and dignity.


For more information about the Montessori Method and Philosophy here are some web resources:

American Montessori Society -  Introduction to Montessori

    AMS Family Resources
        Montessori at Home
    
Why Montessori Education Is Priceless.” Montessori Life, Winter 2014–15.