How does Montessori Support Creativity?

In Montessori education, the emphasis on creating an ordered mind is related to the idea that a structured and organized environment provides a foundation for creativity. The Montessori approach recognizes the importance of order and routine in a student’s...

Why is an Earlier Start Better in Montessori

An earlier start in Montessori education is often considered beneficial for several reasons, and is rooted in the principles of Montessori methodology itself. Montessori education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori in the early 20th century, is designed to...

Is Montessori the Right Fit for my Child

The Montessori educational approach is often considered beneficial for all students due to itsfocus on individualized, child-centered learning, hands-on activities, and fosteringindependence. Here are some reasons why North Star Montessori can be a great fit for many...

Why are Montessori Casa/Preschool Classrooms so Quiet?

The Montessori Casa/Preschool classrooms at North Star are often characterized by a calm andfocused atmosphere, and the perceived quietness can be attributed to several aspects of theMontessori educational philosophy: Individual Work Montessori classrooms emphasize...

Why do Students in Montessori Write in Cursive?

Learning cursive in Montessori education is part of the broader emphasis on language development, fine motor skills, and overall holistic learning. There are several reasons why cursive writing is introduced in the Montessori classrooms at North Star: Sensorimotor...

How do Montessori Teachers Track Student Progress

The teachers at North Star Montessori use a combination of observation, record-keeping, and individualized planning to keep track of each student’s lessons, progress, and development. Here are some common practices: Observation:  Observation is a...

Do Montessori Kids socialize?

Montessori education places a strong emphasis on socialization and recognizes the importance of social development in addition to academic and individual growth. Here are ways in which Montessori Casa & Elementary aged children at North...

The Importance of Completing the 3rd Year in Montessori

In Montessori education, the Kindergarten year (ages 5 to 6) holds particular significance as it marks the culmination of the three-year cycle in the Casa Program (Preschool/Daycare program) at North Star Montessori. The kindergarten year is a critical stage in a...