Over 100 years ago, Dr. Maria Montessori began working with children and transformed the way we teach children and our understanding of how they engage with the world. In 2021, Montessori schools continue Dr. Montessori’s work and honour her legacy.
In a nutshell, Montessori education strives to support children in every single stage of development with the objective of helping them to become capable, independent, and collaborative learners.
At Alder Ridge Academy, our progressive approach to learning offers students the chance to experience a truly student-centered, inquiry-based approach to learning. Our program is inspired by the established Montessori program. Our educational approach helps students develop the following attributes: confidence, self awareness, self management and curiosity.
So, why is it so important?
Problem-solving and creative thinking
Montessori principles coupled with each child’s natural inquiry propels learning to new heights. Children are able to learn abstract ideas and solve issues with materials that lead to self-correction. These skills are emphasized in Montessori classrooms more so than in traditional public school classrooms. The repeated emphasis on these key concepts allows Montessori students to develop significantly more pathways within the brain which makes these life skills second nature for years to come.
Small class sizes and customized learning give our students a one-of-a-kind learning experience. This helps children develop further in areas that they need to improve in, and continue to grow and build their strengths.
The Alder Ridge difference
Our newly built state-of-the art facility provides a nurturing yet instructional environment where students are encouraged to explore, inquire, question, challenge, and most importantly grow at their own pace. Large spacious classrooms with abundant natural light, boost confidence and set the scene for avid learners.
Our school boasts a full service gymnasium, a very large swimming pool, multipurpose activity rooms and large spacious outdoor play areas.
Alder Ridge Academy offers a 21st century educational experience for the 21st century child. Our innovative learning experiences are founded in the established Montessori philosophy. We offer a student-led, self-paced education that holistically supports all aspects of development, nurturing each child’s natural desire for knowledge, understanding and respect. We are a learning community, where encouragement and guidance are coupled with the children’s natural inquisition to propel them to reach for the stars.
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