“The otherworldly quiet. This is how you recognize a true Montessori preschool. For over a century now, it is usually the thing that strikes people first, and anybody who knows what children ages 3 to 6 are usually like can see why. In a school where the Montessori Method is faithfully applied, the decibel levels will typically be eerily, monkishly low.
The second thing that strikes a visitor is the orderliness. Children go about their tasks in quiet. They clean up after themselves. When they talk, it is politely and at a whisper—even when there is conflict, which is quickly and calmly resolved. Then there is the focus. The children apply themselves to activities with the sort of concentration most adults find hard to muster. It can be a transformative experience. It should be.”
At Hilltop Children’s House we are dedicated to the Montessori Method because we want a place of curiosity, order, beauty, concentration, and growth in society for children.
Read more of Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry’s wonderful article “Montessori Schools Are Exceptionally Successful. So Why Aren’t There More of Them?”