Montessori is a preschool system, isn't it?
Aren’t Montessori children free to do whatever they want in the classroom? How do you ensure each one gets a fully rounded education?
Montessori classrooms look so different… Where are the students’ desks? Where do teachers stand?
Are Montessori schools as academically rigorous as traditional schools?
Without objective measurements like grades, how do you assess a Montessori child’s performance?
Through work journals, homework, and completed work sent home, parents are able to track the work their student is doing. Our elementary students create work portfolios that allow them to self-reflect and evaluate their effort and progress, as well as share their academic accomplishments with their parents. CMSAA third level elementary students participate in standardized testing the latter half of the school year with results shared with parents. Additionally, teachers are always available for additional conferences if a parent has any concerns or questions about a student’s performance.
Is it true Montessori schools have no textbooks and no homework?
Homework shows a similar progression, from none at the Children’s House level, slowly increasing as student ability and maturity warrant.