What are the advantages of sending your child to a Montesouri school?

    My son is a very artistic, creative child who finds it difficult maintaining concentration with subjects etc maths, languages but excels in geography, biology. Would Montesouri style schooling be beneficial?

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    Montessori education is fundamentally a model of human development, and an educational approach based on that model. The model has two basic elements. First, children and developing adults engage in psychological self-construction by means of interaction with their environments. Second, children, especially under the age of six, have an innate path of psychological development. Based on her observations, Montessori believed that children at liberty to choose and act freely within an environment prepared according to her model would act spontaneously for optimal development.

    would you say this style of eduction prepares children well for the daily challenges of life as we know it?
    Yes, my child is in Montessori school now. Her class is for 4 to 5 years olds. They actually teach children following the curriculum. They go around different classrooms with different subjects. She brings her works to home. I am very satisfied with the school.
    All the children I know from Montessori have done very well out in the real world. But that's just my opinion. My friends thought highly of the school and believed their children did much better than they would have in a regular school atmosphere.
    I sent my older one to a public elementary school after the Montessori, toddler through kindergarten. I am not an expert of all subjects, so I thought the good school would do better for young children(2-6) than I could. But, I didn't feel necessary to send her to a private elementary school though, since we have a good public school system here.

    At young ages, probably until before junior high, it is critical to teach children the disciplines and positive work habits. I thought I and my wife could teach those at home, in fact, we should. After the elementary school, kids would do well on their own with a little extra help and guidance of parents if they have established the discipline.

    If a child shows poor progress on some subjects, I would help him do extra works at home or have a tutor. Now is the best time to do it during Summer break!

    If you don't have time to help your child, it would be a good idea to send him to a good school like the Montessori. But don't forget to teach him to do what he is supposed to do and has to do at home. In the end, make sure to reward him if he does and improves his works. Have him feel the joy of accomplishment!
    Thanks for your help. I didnt mention my sons age which is 8 now - do you think this is too late for him to start and does the Montessouri system follow through until school finishes or would he have to join the usual carriculum?
    You will learn how to spell Montessori

    Why thank you!

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