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Montessori in a Minute: What Makes Montessori Unique?

Why are so many people introducing their children to the world using the Montessori approach? When you combine a rich academic curriculum that supports each student’s independence, nurtures their individuality, and encourages social-emotional learning—it’s a winning combination fostering the love for learning in every child.

Montessori students are motivated to ask probing questions and make connections in all aspects of their learning. With this room to explore, students grow in confidence and enthusiasm. The focus of our curriculum is not memorization–it’s understanding.

Montessori creates a foundation whereby learning comes naturally, even into adulthood. Students push themselves to learn, not because they have to, but because they want to. Knowledge is inspiring and powerful and leads to desiring more.

Our four key areas of learning in the Montessori environment involve cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development. Montessori schools across the globe use the same specially designed, time-tested Montessori educational materials to promote experiential learning at each age level.

Children learn alongside their peers in multi-age community classrooms, under the guidance of supportive and caring teachers who understand the importance of student-led and self-paced learning. Each classroom serves as a safe microcosm for students to experience citizenship, accountability, and their roles in society. This classroom culture allows Montessori students to grow to think critically, act boldly, and work collaboratively from a place of deep integrity. We believe that being in a high quality Montessori school is the best way to raise and educate children. It also enables and engages parents as partners in the journey.

Our “Montessori In a Minute” series of articles explains the materials, areas of the classroom, methodology, and philosophy, serving as a robust resource on all things Montessori.

For all parents at Hudson Montessori School (Jersey City, New Jersey), the school hosts several Parent Education Nights a year to learn about the Montessori method and how the students learn curriculum components using a Montessori framework.

To learn more about Hudson Montessori School’s interdisciplinary, theme-based learning approach to education, the Montessori philosophy and methodology, or how the school fosters the love of learning for children aged 2 to eighth grade, sign up for a virtual school tour or for more details about our Middle School, attend a Middle School Information Session.

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