Philosophy

The Hunt Ridge Montessori School’s philosophy is consistent with the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori. We provide an environment in which children are able to freely cultivate their own natural desire to learn. At The Hunt Ridge Montessori School, we emphasize the development of all facets of a child’s unfolding personality-social, emotional, cognitive and physical. The child is allowed to develop at his/her own pace according to their capabilities, and is in a noncompetitive atmosphere.

Each Primary classroom is comprised of children three (3) to six (6) years old. The classrooms present many attractive learning and discovery activities from which the child may choose. Activities are chosen by the child according to his/her own interests and level of performance. Small and large group activities are also planned. The Montessori teacher (directress) acts as a guide to encourage individual exploration, discovery, trial, practice and achievement. The total program includes rich exposure to cultural studies, science, and geography and to many varied experiences in creative expression.