The history of the Maria Montessori School

The history of the Maria Montessori School

The story of the Maria Montessori School in Memphis, Tennessee, is not all that different from the story of the original Montessori School, the Casa dei Bambini. Our school’s humble beginnings were rooted in the same goal Dr. Maria Montessori set out with when she...
How the Montessori Method builds independence

How the Montessori Method builds independence

As parents, we all hope for our children to develop a strong sense of independence by the time they reach adulthood. Healthy doses of age-appropriate independence are critical to help children become self-starters and to teach them to differentiate between a time to...
How to support children through the COVID-19 pandemic

How to support children through the COVID-19 pandemic

 “The child is capable of developing and giving us tangible proof of the possibility of a better humanity. He has shown us the true process of construction of the human being. We have seen children totally change as they acquire a love for things and as their sense of...
Distance learning at MMS

Distance learning at MMS

A key pillar of the Montessori Method is hands-on learning – so when social distancing was announced, our staff began planning how to best incorporate the Montessori style of teaching into distance learning. As time passes, our teachers, students and families are...
Indirect learning with the Montessori Method

Indirect learning with the Montessori Method

Children are intuitive and attentive – you’ll often hear parents remark that children pick up on more than you give them credit for. This is biologically true, and Dr. Maria Montessori leveraged this truth in developing the Montessori Method.  In a traditional...
What are Montessori sensitive periods?

What are Montessori sensitive periods?

Because the Montessori Method was designed to align with the biological development of the child, it makes sense that many of the terms associated with the method stem from stages of mental, physical or emotional development. The term “sensitive period” is one such...