Today’s rapid technological and social changes make it increasingly difficult for us to understand and keep pace with the modern world. This has put our school under terrific pressure to re-evaluate what should be taught in an age when no one can predict the skills that our children will need when they reach maturity.
In the past, when mankind’s store of knowledge was relatively fixed and limited, the most efficient education consisted of lecture, drill, and memorization.
In an era of technological revolution and social change, the foundation of a good education is to learn how to learn.
Our course of study encompasses the full substance of the traditional curriculum, and goes beyond to teach students how to think clearly, do their own research, express themselves well in writing and speech, and to put their knowledge to practical application.
We have organized our course of study as an inclined spiral plane of integrated studies, rather than a traditional model, in which the curriculum is compartmentalized into separate subjects with given topics considered only once at a given grade level. In Montessori, lessons are introduced simply and concretely in the early years, and are reintroduced several times over the years at increasing degrees of abstraction and complexity.
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