Forest Hills Montessori School is devoted to the education of children 3 through 12 years of age. Based on the non-discriminatory philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, the school is carefully prepared to nurture the mental, emotional and physical well-being of each child.
Our preschool classes are designed to help the child from three to six years of age. Montessori is based on the child’s developmental needs for freedom within limits. Our classrooms are different from other preschools in many ways. Conventional teaching methods are known to have the approach of either teacher to child, or teacher to group. Montessori includes a third factor: the environment.
Our elementary school has an emphasis on self-directed activity on the part of the child and clinical observation on the part of the teacher. It stresses the importance of adapting the child's learning environment to his or her developmental level, and of the role of physical activity in absorbing academic concepts and practical skills.
Montessori is a way of learning. Dr. Montessori described her teaching as a “Help to Life”. We at Forest Hills Montessori consider it to be a “Way of Life”.