Philosophy of Montessori
The basic idea in the Montessori philosophy of education is that all children carry within themselves the person they will become. In order to develop physical, intellectual and spiritual potential to the fullest, the child must have freedom: a freedom to achieve through order and self-discipline. Dr. Montessori developed what she called the Prepared Environment, which already possesses a certain order and allows children to learn at their own speed, according to their own capacities and in a non-competitive atmosphere. "Never let children risk failure until they have a reasonable chance of success." If Montessori children are free to learn, it is because they have acquired an "inner" discipline from their exposure to both physical and mental order. This is the core of Dr. Montessori's philosophy. Social adjustment, through a necessary condition of learning in a schoolroom, is the purpose of education. Patterns of concentration, "stick-to-itiveness" and thoroughness, established in early childhood, produce a confident, competent learner in later years. Montessori teaches children to observe, to think, to judge. It introduces children to the joy of learning at an early age and provides the framework in which intellectual and social discipline go hand-in-hand.
Goals and Objectives of Ross Academy
The main objective of the Ross Academy Montessori School is to provide a carefully planned, stimulating environment which will help children develop within themselves the foundational habits, attitudes, skills and ideas which are essential for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning.