Maria Montessori, creator of the Montessori method of education, once said, "Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment." Montessori education is characterized by: - mixed age classrooms - primary learning through tactile experience with educational materials at learning stations organized by curriculum - an environment that encourages independent movement and learning through self directed activities Parents who want their children to be educated in a Montessori environment have several options in Columbus, Ohio.
From the Website:At the Columbus Montessori Education Center, we strive to ensure that each classroom teacher is Montessori Certified for the age group they work with. Many other schools only have a ‘lead’ teacher with Montessori credentials.
From the Website:We offer an alternative educational program to families throughout the Central Ohio area. Our school is located in a vibrant and historic residential neighborhood near the downtown area. We serve families from Franklin County, as well as, the six surrounding counties. We recently erected a 4000 sq. ft. addition to our main building, which included a new library and multi purpose room.
From the Website: Jane’s Montessori Academy was named in honor of Jane Wolfe Chabria, who in 1965 opened the first Montessori school in Columbus, Ohio. Opened under the name “Early Learning Center,” the academy was built specifically to use the Montessori method of education. Sadly, Mrs. Chabria passed away in November, 2004. Jai Chabria, Mrs. Chabria's nephew and his wife, Tammy Chabria, have reopened the academy under its new name, to honor the memory of this great pioneer in Columbus education.
From the Website:Founded in 1986, NorthSide Montessori School is an independent private school located at northwest area of Columbus, Ohio. The School provides the best Early Childhood Education based on Montessori Teaching Method, which will help young children to develop within themselves an excellent foundation for creative learning. We are a small, family oriented school. We have an open policy where parents are free to drop in and observe their child in our safe and naturalized environment.