Research and Analysis

There is a wide, ever-growing body of research and analysis that supports the Montessori Method. Many Montessori principles are becoming mainstream and are even being integrated into traditional classrooms. The articles below answer many questions and explain the benefits of the method.

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Montessori preschool elevates and equalizes child outcomes
Over time the Montessori children fared better on measures of academic achievement, social understanding, and mastery orientation, and they also reported relatively more liking of scholastic tasks.
Angeline Lillard
Frontiers in Psychology
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Montessori Education provides better outcomes than traditional methods, study finds
A study comparing outcomes of children at a public inner-city Montessori school with children who attended traditional schools indicates that Montessori education leads to children with better social and academic skills.

Angeline Lillard & Nicole Else-Quest
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How to think like a genius: The Montessori method
Montessori preschool students have been shown to out-perform traditional students on standardized tests of reading and math, and also possess advanced social skills.
Roberta Ness
Houston Chronicle
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Rethinking the colorful kindergarten classroom
If young children were seeing so much at once, they cannot independently differentiate what is important; they may tune out the teacher.
Jan Hoffman
New York Times
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I've got 5 minutes. Explain Montessori to Me
We are humbled by the great possibilities that exist within the tiniest of humans, and we respect their inner wisdom.
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Why Montessori education is priceless
The greatest gift that a Montessori education gives to children is the joy of learning. A quality program is one where students come to school eager to learn, not because the teacher is going to lecture to them, but because in the environment there are many opportunities to learn and discover.
Sunitha Pailoor
Montessori Life
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