Why Montessori Education?
Encourages independence using a student centered approach
The child develops the confidence needed in order to face challenges, and in turn, this allows him or her to make mistakes and spot their own errors without losing confidence in themselves. The Montessori approach fosters independence to the point where the student chooses his or her own work and also moves at his or her own pace through the content. The student also works as long as needed on a specific chosen activity without interruption in order to move on to what comes next. This is a period that should be uninterrupted and that usually lasts from 2 to 3 hours.
Encourages socialization through experience in the appropriate environment
The child learns in a mixed age group. This allows for socialization since older students tend to teach and help younger ones. This appropriate environment also allows for movement around the classroom in order to help develop gross motor skills. The materials in the classroom are experienced with all senses, making this a very sensorial learning experience for the student. Hands on experiences are fostered as opposed to lectures. This all teaches the students the abilities they will need in order to take care of themselves and their environment.
Encourages higher order thinking with the right guidance
In the Montessori environment, kids not only learn the "what" but more so, the "how" and "why" of concepts. This makes the learning process meaningful to them. They begin by experimenting through an authentic sensorial approach, and this follows to an understanding of "how" and "why" any concept presented works the way it does. In this environment, the teacher is a guide that carefully observes the child. As such guide, she helps the student move in the right direction. Therefore, the individual child is taken into full account as the teacher follows the child instead of the other way around.
Encourages a life long love for learning
Many students, whether adults or kids, could get lost when an abstract concept is taught. This is almost always true when the concepts being taught lack the appropriate concrete instruction. In the Montessori method students are taught from concrete to abstract, thus, reassuring their own ability to learn. Because of this, students develop a solid academic foundation and a lifelong love for learning.
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Located in the heart of Miami, our vibrant campus is at the epicenter of the city's artistic culture. We are the very first Montessori school serving students K to 8th grade in the Little Havana area. Miami Arts Montessori Academy prides itself in fusing a 100% Montessori bilingual program with an Arts discipline.
All our teachers have a minimum of a bachelors degree in their field, with also an average experience of 15+ years in Montessori Education.
We serve grades: PK3 to 6th
State-of-the-art Montessori classrooms.
Integrated Arts curriculum.
Extended care available.
Extended Day Arts Program: Dance, Visual Arts, Music, and Dramatic Arts.
State and Institutional Scholarships.