About Montessori

martha-montessoriAt Stirling Montessori Academy, we fully embrace the Montessori philosophy and principles Dr. Maria Montessori developed the Montessori Method through her extensive work with children and her keen insight and observation skills.  She based her educational methods on scientific observation of children’s learning processes.  Guided by her discovery that children teach themselves, she designed a “prepared environment” in which children could freely choose from a number of developmentally appropriate activities.

Now nearly a century after Maria Montessori’s first casa dei bambini (children’s house) in Rome, Montessori education is found all over the world.