Pre primary schools
Created by Updated on Apr 19, 2017
Please tell me about the requirements of montessori school and what to look in a good montessori school. Also, advise me regarding the best pre primary montessori schools in Hyderabad
| Apr 24, 2017
Hi Khadija, I hope you are aware of Montessori philosophy. If not, understand the philosophy so you will have an idea when you make a visit to school. Many schools who claim to be montessori just use Montessori materials but may not be using the methodology. They are not authentic Montessori. If you are very particular about montessori, then check the following 1) whether the school is affliated/licensed to offer montessori. 2) whether teachers are montessori trained (certified) 3) 3hrs of unstructured work period is the core of Montessori. So check the schedule. 4) mixed age group within a class is another core of montessori. So check that too. 5) Ask for a school visit when in session so you can observe whether children are independent, self directed rather than directed by teacher which means no forced learning. Learning should happen naturally. Teacher should only be an observer and facilitator. Through your interaction with the teachers and management, you will be able to get an idea whether they truely are Montessorians.