Celebrating 110 Years of Innovation & Passion
|The Children of Blue Room sewed this banner for the 110th Anniversary of Montessori Education
|What do Hamilton Park Montessori School children have in common with today’s most remarkable innovators, such as the Google co-founders and the creator of Amazon.com? The foundation of a Montessori education.
Maria Montessori: A Visionary for the Ages
This week, we celebrated the 110th anniversary of Montessori Education during Montessori Education Week. Thank you to all who came to our workshops and to all of our teachers who took time to prepare such thoughtful presentations!
Dr. Maria Montessori believed that each child learns at his own pace and in his own way. This innovative thinking shaped a new type of learning environment designed to kindle the individual interests of each learner.
When Barbara Walters asked Google co-founders what they felt was a major factor in their success, they credited their early childhood Montessori education: “We both went to Montessori school,” Mr. Larry Page said, “and I think it was part of that training of …being self-motivated, questioning what’s going on in the world, doing things a little bit differently.”
At HPMS, it is our commitment to help children build the skills and confidence to respond creatively to new challenges, resolve conflicts effectively, and relate well to others. It just so happens that these are the very 21st Century skills that employers say are most important for success in the workplace.
Here’s to Dr. Montessori–a child advocate and a true visionary!