With their intention to provide their children a normal childhood as possible, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, recently enrolled their son in a learning institution where Montessori Education Method is being employed. The Royal Baby, Prince George, recently started pursuing his studies at the Westacre Montessori school nursery in Norfolk, UK.
Just like most Montessori schools, Westacre boasts of achieving the best possible outcome for each child, and have in the past met the needs of disabled and special children. The school has been said to keep their children interested and motivated to take part in activities.
Montessori education is a teaching approach developed by Maria Montessori in the early 1900s. It focuses on personal development and not rote memorization. Montessori education discourages exams and grades and instead focuses on personal progress. Schools using the Montessori approach are known for a liberal style in teaching children, and can include mixed-age classrooms.
The Philippines also has Montessori schools that offer progressive, experience-based and student-centered education. One of the pioneers in Montessori education in the Philippines is the Montessori De San Juan, run by Sandy Arellano.
Similar to Westacre’s class structure, Montessori De San Juan does not have book-based classes with repetitive drills. Instead, areas of study are interwoven, with the subjects linked to one another. The school also allows for personal development and formation beyond education, so that their students can have life-long lessons.
“Our students are not only provided with an exemplary set of academic tools, but the wisdom, integrity, and compassion to use it for the benefit of others as well,” Sandy explained.
Get your child the same royal education as Prince George. Montessori De San Juan now accepts applicants up to Senior High School. Enrolment for all levels for school year 2016-2017 is until May 31.
For more information about Montessori De San Juan, call 239-1102/725-6306, or visit their website at www.montessoridesanjuan.com.