About the Montessori Classroom

Montessori schools have a structured and stimulating classroom environment, with many hands-on learning materials on the shelves which are available to the children. The community of students follows agreed upon classroom guidelines. Because of the clear structure, it is possible to allow the students the freedom to follow his/her interests. When a student is inspired to learn about a topic, their learning can feel effortless. Montessori classrooms are student-centered, not teacher-centered.

Montessori students retain their joy of learning throughout their years at the school. They are not bored, trapped in their seats listening passively to a teacher. Instead, the students are actively moving about the classroom, investigating areas of interest: math, language, geography, science and more.

Our goal at Brookeside Montessori is to provide every child with the necessary tools for academic success and a happy life.

We do it by teaching the values of hard work; the rewards of being open-minded; the power of convictions; and the possibilities that present themselves when challenges are approached with confidence, compassion and creativity.