The Montessori Difference

Why Montessori?

Montessori education is based on the belief that children are individuals with their own strengths, needs, likes and learning styles. Below are just a few of the benefits of a Montessori education and things you can expect at the Blue Ridge Montessori School:


  • Your child can work where he/she wants

    Your child can work where he/she wants

    Your child can work where he or she chooses. They can move about and talk at will (as long as they don’t disturb the work of others). Group work is voluntary.

  • Your child chooses their own work and sets their own pace of learning using specific materials prepared for that purpose
  • Your child discovers and corrects their own errors through feedback from the materials
  • Your child’s individual development brings its own reward and motivation
  • The teachers have a guiding role in what is primarily individual instruction

Emphasis on cognitive and social development

Focus on cognitive learning

  • Emphasis on cognitive and social development
  • There is an emphasis on cognitive and social development
  • The environment and method encourage self-discipline
  • Your child is allowed the necessary time to work on and complete lessons
  • There’s a shared focus on academic, social, practical and life skills
  • There’s equal emphasis on intellectual, social, and emotional development
  • Physical development and cognition are linked

  • Mixed age groups

    Mixed age groups

    There are mixed age groups which create a family atmosphere

  • Multi-age group learning encourages children to work together and collaborate
  • The working environment is constantly adjusted to match the social development of each child