Why Montessori Education?

Montessori is a method that has been proven, and has been working for over 100 years. Unlike the traditional methodology in education that has to be updated regularly, Montessori has remained constant since it’s inception. Most of all, the result of Montessori methodology can be traced back to its graduates, their achievements, and their contribution to society. The methodology in Montessori education simply put: works! Here are some of the reasons why the Montessori results have proven to be so positive in students.

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.

Our Mission

Our mission at Miami Arts Montessori is to encourage students in the discovery of knowledge from within. Students develop their unique talents and interests in a safe, loving, and prepared environment with the guide of an observing and loving teacher.  This results in instilling a lifetime of love for learning in the individual child.

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Our School:

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 PK3 to 6th grade in the Little Havana area. Miami Arts Montessori Academy prides itself in fusing a 100% Montessori bilingual program with an Arts discipline. 

  • We serve grades: PK3 to 6th

  • State-of-the-art Montessori classrooms. 

  • Integrated Arts curriculum. 

  • Bilingual curriculum. 

  • Extended care available.  

  • Extended Day Arts Program: Dance, Visual Arts, Music, and Dramatic Arts. 

  • State and Institutional Scholarships.