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“The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.”

-Maria Montessori

Outcomes of Montessori Education

Montessori education fosters a child's natural curiosity, instills a joy of learning, and provides one of the most effective and efficacious academic learning environments.

Studies have demonstrated that children educated within a Montessori system are more prepared academically and socially than their peers. They are more advanced in their ability to solve problems and express themselves, and they tend to enjoy the educational experiences more than their peers in traditional settings. Two studies that measured outcomes of Montessori education (for ages 3-6, 6-12, and adolescent) can be found here and here .

Additional Outcomes of Montessori Education

Intrinsic Motivation: Children who go through Montessori tend to develop an innate desire to engage in an activity for enjoyment and satisfaction.

Internalized Ground Rules & Ability to Work with External Authority: Montessori students normally follow internalized ground rules, whether or not people in authority are watching.

Creativity and Originality of Thoughts: While Montessori students are typically confident about their own knowledge and skill, they do respect the creative process of others and are willing to exchange ideas, information, talents, and credit with their peers.

Social Responsibility: Montessori children tend to be quite aware that their words and actions impact the welfare of others. They normally are great leaders and team players, making positive contributions to their community.

Autonomy: Montessori children tend to be self-directed, composed, and normally independent.

Confidence and Competence: Children who attend Montessori schools tend to become confident and competent. As adults, they normally become quite successful. At the same time, they tend to retain the ability to learn from their mistakes and remain reflective and open-minded.

Spiritual Awareness: Montessori students are often exceptionally compassionate, empathetic, and sensitive to the natural world and the human conditions.

Academic Preparation: On an academic level, Montessori provides students with skills that allow them to become independently functioning adults and lifelong learners. As students master one level of academic skills, they are able to go further and apply themselves to increasingly challenging materials across various academic disciplines. They learn how to integrate new concepts, analyze data, and think critically.