Faqs

1. I understand that the Montessori classroom doesn't allow for social development. Is that true?

Ans: This is not true as children are given much freedom to work out their own social relations with one another. Unlike traditional schools, children in a Montessori classroom speak to one another and initiate activities together whenever they like. Children are not forced or coerced to join any group of activity if they are not interested. Their natural desire to help others and to socialize develops spontaneously.


2. What about the teacher-pupil ratio in the Montessori classroom?

Ans: Generally, 20 - 25 children to two teachers, one fully trained and one assistant who may be undergoing training. Also, there should be enough children in each group to form a balanced population and allow sufficient diversity for children to learn from each other


3. Many parents are of the view that a Montessori classroom lacks emphasis on music, art and creativity. Is this true?

Ans: The arts are not treated as specialty subjects in Montessori. Instead art, movement and music activities are viewed as integral forms of self expression which are integrated into the prepared environment as a part of the day-to-day activities of the children.