Welcome back to our blog page here at Lake Montessori! Even with summer quickly approaching, we are finding ourselves incredibly busy with tours, phone calls, and numerous emails from parents and guardians who are looking for the best education for their children. And this is a process that you can never start too early; fall will be here before we know it! Why choose Montessori? With a century of proven, tested results, we’ve got the success and longevity to stand behind our claims that the Montessori Method not only works but is the best procedure for teaching children. We don’t have to convince anyone; the proof is in our well-adjusted children who excel in high school, thrive in college, and simply shine as adults in the real world. If you’ve been considering a Montessori education for your child, consider contacting our Leesburg Montessori school. We’d love to give you a tour, talk about our programs, and answer your questions.

Here at Lake Montessori, your go-to Florida Montessori, and even in the Montessori society as a whole, certain phrases and names are simply second-nature to us. We use the term “Montessori Method” — the process by which we conduct all of our classroom operations — quite regularly, and we all know that everything we do is due to the hard work of our founder, Maria Montessori. Maria Montessori was not only a strong believer in education but she also had a huge heart for children. She is definitely the reason for everything that we do here! In today’s two-part blog series, 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 for us. Continue reading on to learn about this amazing world-changer.

Early Years

Maria Montessori was born in Italy in 1870. Her father was a member of the Italian Ministry of Finance, and her mother who happened to be significantly educated compared to most women of that time. Maria joined the public school society as a young child and was never really recognized for any exceptional academic achievements in those early school years. However, all of that would change by the time she would finish secondary school.

When she was just 16, Maria Montessori graduated from Regia Scuola Tecnica Michelangelo Buonarroti school where she had studied geography, algebra, accounting, Italian, arithmetic, geometry, history, and sciences. Upon her graduation, Montessori began studying engineering, which was an unusual program for women of her time. When she finished the engineering program four years later with a degree in physics, Maria decided that she wanted to pursue an additional degree, this time in medicine, a career that was even more uncommon for women to pursue at that time.

As much as we have to say about Maria Montessori, we have to pick this topic up in our second blog where we’ll discuss Maria Montessori’s career, family, and the first steps of her work with disabled children. Keep an eye out for part two so that you don’t miss out on anything there is to learn about the one-of-a-kind Maria Montessori.

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Are you thinking about how great the Montessori Method would be for your individualized and unique child? At Lake Montessori in Leesburg, we believe that all children learn differently and must be allowed to absorb the material in the way that they learn best. We’d love to chat with you more about our philosophies, our in-classroom procedures, our many programs, our summer camps, and anything else! From your search for “private preschools near me,” to our Montessori school kindergarten program to our summer camps, you can’t go wrong with this Florida Montessori. Contact us for more information or to schedule a tour. We’d love to help your child achieve the success that we all know they’re capable of!