Montessori education is a constructive model based on creating an optimal prepared environment for students. For preschool through 6th grade, this means creating beautiful, spacious classrooms filled with scientifically designed Montessori materials that allow students to acquire deep mathematical, language, science and cultural knowledge. Each classroom includes a Montessori guide that has obtained rigorous training in child development, classroom content, and Montessori methodology. In the September 28, 2006 issue of Science Magazine, Angeline Stoll Lillard published findings of Montessori education study with the following conclusion: Comparing outcomes of children at a public inner-city Montessori school with children who attended traditional schools indicates that Montessori education leads to children with better social and academic skills.
The Montessori Adolescent Program is build on the foundation of the elementary program. Adolescent students are independent and self directed, comfortable with collaborative work, and have a love of learning. They are respectful and comfortable knowing that each person has different strengths and challenges. Adolescents move beyond their applications of the Montessori manipulative materials and are solidly comfortable with the more adult learning techniques of reading, discussion, and application to a task.