Welcome to the Hunt Ridge Montessori School! We first opened our doors in September, 1983 – when we welcomed six children to their first day of school. Today, we are delighted to teach 85 children each day based on the principles set forth by Maria Montessori.
Please enjoy your look into the daily lives of the children at Hunt Ridge. We welcome you to stop by or call the school office for an observation appointment. Come and see first-hand the wonderful endeavors, friendships and joys we call The Hunt Ridge Montessori School!
Kathleen Zwahlen, Administrator
What is Montessori?
Maria Montessori discovered that young children exhibit “sensitive periods” or a strong sensitivity to particular exercises and objects during various stages of their development.
This sensitivity is demonstrated as all-encompassing interest of the child in a particular facet of the environment.
This interest produces in the child an immense amount of intellectually directed activity. The activity brings about the acquisition of that particular knowledge or skill which the child then masters quite easily.
For example, when the child reaches his second year, he begins to become very interested in the order of things in his environment.
Every object has a specific place in the child’s environment, and every routine is to be carried out in a certain way. If anything is disorderly or out of the ordinary, the child will probably protest or correct the change.
In the Montessori classroom, the teacher acts as a guide for your child. Through their knowledge of the sensitive periods, the teacher is able to guide the students to the activities which will benefit his or her needs to the fullest.
The Hunt Ridge Montessori School was established in 1983.