About New World Montessori School

Testimonials

"The gift you gave my daughter of a solid foundation is a life-long gift. You made a true difference in her life."

- Mother whose daughter attended New World Montessori School


"When I think back on the things that influenced my life, New World Montessori School stands out. I still reference many of the concepts I was taught in those early years of my education."

-New World Alumni who is currently a researcher for a major news network in Washington D.C.


“The focus in Montessori is on learning. When my child went to New World Montessori School he absorbed eagerness to learn because he could dig deeper into subjects of interest, whereas the focus in most other schools is on grades. Children master skills in Montessori because they have opportunity to repeat their work until it is correct instead of simply handing it in and getting a grade. I find he loves learning, is motivated, and does his homework without incidence. His skills in research, writing and overall studying are much better than his peers.

As well as my son is doing in the public school system I still recommend to other parents to keep their child in Montessori as long as they can. It was a wonderful and enriching experience!”

- Mother of a child who attended New World from age 3 through 4th grade.


“My child absolutely flourished at New World Montessori School. He transitioned into the fourth grade [at another school] this year, and academically he is very much ahead of the curve. It was not at all hard for him to transition socially – I think that boys are also fairly forgiving in this process with one another.

I will say emphatically, however, that the curriculum at the Montessori is far superior. It encourages the children to dig deeply into whatever material they are working on whereas the public school is focused on short answers and accumulation of facts. Adjusting to this difference was a bit of a challenge. My child is generally curious and verbose by nature and I think it was disappointing to him. In terms of environment, the public school is also very ‘rule and regulation’ driven instead of using the positive reinforcement of mutual respect.”

-Mother whose son attended New World from the age of 3 through 4th grade


An excerpt from
Why Montessori? A Parent's View
By Judy Bentley

(Parent of four New World Montessori School alumni)

"In New World's elementary classrooms, students check in with the teachers and begin work independently. The teachers may enter and leave the room without the students even noticing, much less interrupting their work. If a teacher is absent, work continues pretty much as usual -- all because Montessori students are not teacher-dependent. The teacher's role is to monitor progress, give help when needed, and to present a method or process for mastery in a given field of study. Education, however, remains the student's responsibility. As a result, an elementary Montessori education fosters initiative, independence, enthusiasm, and self-esteem, while the structure of traditional classrooms encourages passivity and the resulting boredom and loss of a sense of accomplishment."

"Montessori education doesn't just pay lip service to these qualities. It is the only school system that formally fosters their development. When you select an elementary school for your child, it is not enough to look at what is being taught; it is even more important to recognize how the character of the child is formed by the way that education is structured. Montessori education respects the child in a way no other system even attempts, and the effect is profound. One visit to the elementary classroom should convince you that the program at New World Montessori School is what education should be."

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