So said Peter Sims in an article he wrote for the Wall Street Journal entitled “The Montessori Mafia.” He states “by the end of kindergarten, among 5-year-olds, ‘Montessori students proved to be significantly better prepared for elementary school in reading and math skills than the non-Montessori children,’ according to the researchers. ‘They also tested better on “executive function,” the ability to adapt to changing and more complex problems, an indicator of future school and life success.’ The article goes on to list a handful of the world’s most innovative thinkers who also went to Montessori School. (Read his entire piece here.)
Montessori students learn more than facts and figures—Montessori education encourages independent thinking, favors discipline and focus and nurtures the innate curiosity in each child so that they may adapt to the challenges of a fast-changing world. We believe hard work produces great outcomes. We encourage tenacity and resilience in the face of obstacles and without fear of failure. We inspire young people to find the best in themselves, to develop their strengths and to use their gifts with energy and distinction to the world around them.
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