Vision and Ethos
A Montessori classroom is fundamentally different.
Adults visiting us are often in awe of what they see: Young children
in mixed age classrooms deeply engaged in activity, self directed,
working at tables or on the floor, largely independent from teachers,
who are available to guide when needed. And all this within an atmosphere
that is remarkably calm and quiet and within an environment that
is dominated by beautiful warm wooden materials.
Montessori education presents a well established
alternative way of education with a vast curriculum where learning
is based on a deep understanding of the way children learn, offering
a positive, calm, hands-on, holistic approach to learning. In the
elementary years, children learn to gradually take on ever more
responsibility for their own learning.
education of even a small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing
him for school, but for life.
Dr Maria Montessori
Rose House Montessori School aims to be leading
the Montessori movement within the UK as a flagship school delivering
outstanding authentic Montessori practice.
At Rose House Montessori School we foster
the child's ability to embrace challenges with curiosity and enthusiasm,
following their unique pattern and rhythm of exploring all areas
of the curriculum in a beautifully-crafted environment of respect,
peace, and joy.
Our school is designed and organised so children
can be independent, lead their own learning and have a sense of
belonging. Guided by Montessori trained adults, children acquire
the skills that enable them to make sensible choices about the resources
they want to use, whether to be inside or outside and when to stop
for a snack.
Montessori education for your child?
• It offers an education based on making
the most of your child’s individual capabilities;
• It nurtures the ability to embrace challenges with curiosity and
• It offers a curriculum which fully meets the requirements of the
EYFS and in it outcomes is broadly congruent with the National Curriculum;
• It presents opportunities to develop mathematical and literacy
skills with attractive, hands-on materials;
•It is an education which maximises the use of the classroom environment
as well as drawing on outings and learning in the community;
• It presents continuity and development of learning experiences
and approaches, moving from the Montessori Children's House into
the Elementary Community at a pace that is right for the individual
• It welcomes the child into a small group of children working together
and sharing ideas;
• There is no attempt to work to an externally determined curriculum
which is not based on your child’s needs;
• It assess your child’s progress without testing:
Continuous observations and documentation of progress allows evaluation
of your child’s progress, seeking further challenges to encourage
new skills and knowledge;
• The knowledge that children educated
in Montessori schools achieve at least as well and often better
than children in other schools by the ages of 7 and 11, not only
academically, but also socially.