Devon Gardens Elementary School

Why Montessori?

There are many proven benefits to the Montessori Method of teaching.

Montessori Benefits:

  • Teaches children to be kind and peaceful
  • Children develop strong leadership and independence
  • Children develop a strong sense of community and family
  • Children don’t get lost in the crowd
  • Children learn the process of how something works; they do not memorize
  • Children develop self-discipline, sense of purpose and motivation
  • Promotes mutual respect and a global perspective
  • Learn to collaborate and work with others
  • Do not compete with others but strive for their own personal best

All of the materials used are organized so that the child will have a positive experience and develop skills or knowledge through the exploration with the materials.  The materials dovetail so that one material prepares the child for the next experience in the continuum and through the experience the child develops confidence moving to the next step with joy and excitement.

Famous Montessorians

There are many successful and/or famous people who were Montessori educated: 

  • Jeff Bezos (Founder of Amazon.com)
  • Larry Page and Sergey Brin (Co-founders of Google.com)
  • Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (Former U.S. First Lady)
  • Prince William and Prince Harry (English Royal Family)
  • Anne Frank (Famous Diarist from World War II)
  • Chelsea Clinton (Former U.S. First Daughter)
  • Katharine Graham (Owner/Editor of the Washington Post)
  • Sean 'P.Diddy' Combs (Rap mega-star)
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Nobel Prize winner for Literature)
  • T. Berry Brazelton (Pediatrician and Author)
  • Julia Child (Chef, Star of many TV Cooking Shows, and Author)
  • Friedensreich Hundertwasser (Austrian painter and Architect)