Montessori is a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning, and collaborative play. In Montessori classrooms, children make creative choices in their learning, while the classroom and the teacher offer age-appropriate activities to guide the process. Children work in groups and individually to discover and explore the knowledge of the world and to develop their maximum potential.
Children in Montessori schools learn through experiences, rather than through sitting and listening to a teacher.
Montessori classrooms include mixed ages and mixed skill-levels.
All authentic Montessori schools have long, uninterrupted work periods (generally 2-3 hours depending on age).
Montessori schools help children to learn practical skills used in everyday life as well as education of the senses.
A Montessori teacher is sometimes referred to as a guide. His/her role is to provide children with tools for learning, rather than pouring knowledge and facts into them.
The work in a Montessori school is child-directed. A teacher gives a child a lesson on a material he hasn't used before, but the child can then independently choose to work on it when he pleases.
Montessori focuses on educating the whole child, including physical, spiritual, social, mental and emotional education.
Rather than giving group lessons, Montessori teachers give one-on-one lessons to each student depending on his/her specific level and needs.
T.N.G Montessori Academy is one of the rare international schools in Tokyo with the space and resources to deliver a fully rounded, experiential Montessori and Reggio program. Our Programs run across two classrooms which cover children from 7 months all the way to 6 years old.