Welcome back to our blog page here at Excellent Montessori! We are finding ourselves extremely busy with tours, phone calls, and countless emails from parents and guardians who are looking for a better education for their children. With a century of proven results, we’ve got the longevity and history to back up our claims that the Montessori Method works. We don’t have to spend our time convincing anyone, the proof is in our well-adjusted children who thrive in high school, excel in college, and simply shine in the real world. If you’ve been considering a Montessori education for your child, consider contacting our Lithonia school. We’ve got an amazing Montessori daycare program, after-school program, Montessori summer camp, and so much more! We’d love to give you a tour, discuss our programs, and answer your questions.
Here at Excellent Montessori, and even in the Montessori world as a whole, certain phrases and names are so familiar to us that they are second-nature. We use the term “Montessori Method,” the format by which we conduct all of our classroom operations, quite regularly, and we all know that everything we do is because of our founder, Maria Montessori. Maria Montessori was not only a strong believer in education but had a huge heart for children. She is truly the reason for everything that we do here! In today’s two-part blog, we’re going to take a closer look at who Maria Montessori was, the themes that she lived by, and the legacy that she leaves behind.
Maria Montessori was born in Italy in 1870 to a father who was a member of the Italian Ministry of Finance, and a mother who was significantly educated compared to most women of that time. With this kind of educationally-minded mother, it’s no wonder that Maria grew up realizing how important education was. Due to the nature of her father’s job, Maria was entered into public school was a young child and was never recognized for exceptional academic achievements in the early school years. However, all of that would change by the time she finished secondary school.
When she was just 16 years old, Maria Montessori graduated from Regia Scuola Tecnica Michelangelo Buonarroti school in which she studied Italian, arithmetic, algebra, geometry, accounting, history, geography, and sciences. As you can see, Maria was especially gifted in the areas of math and sciences.
Upon her graduation, Montessori studied engineering, which was an unusual pursuit for women of her time. When she had finished her engineering program four years later with a certificate in physics, Maria decided that she wanted to pursue a degree in medicine, another career that was even more uncommon for women to participate in at the time.
As much as we have to say about Maria Montessori, we have to pick this up in our next blog in which we’ll discuss Maria Montessori’s career, family, and the beginnings of her work with disabled children. Stay tuned for part two so that you don’t miss anything there is to learn about our beloved Maria Montessori.
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