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  • Uses Sensorial materials to teach hand-to-eye coordination, an important pre-writing skill.


  • Encourages team work to achieve a common goal.


  • Focuses on personal development rather than exams. 


  • Produces more mature, creative, and socially adept children.


  • Special educational materials used to engage children with an emphasis on "practical life skills".


  • Prepares students for life.


  • Studies show improved test scores from children in Montessori school.


  • Some of the biggest differences are seen in social skills and behavior.

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​​The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is an educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood. Dr. Montessori's Method has been time tested with over 100 years of success in diverse cultures throughout the world.

  The Academy in Willow Park is a Montessori pre-school and child care facility.  We accept a limited number of children at a time, ensuring that your child will get a level of individual care that many larger child care facilities cannot provide.


Montessori encourages practical life skills, oral language development and teaches the principal of respect.  Along with learning new skills, your child will have the opportunity to socialize with other children of the same age, eating together and of course, playing!


We also focus on preparing our students for Kindergarten and beyond.  Our Primary classroom uses, as a guideline, private school admission criteria.  This includes but is not limited to the following:


Students are able to recognize and write all letters of the alphabet, both upper and lowercase.


Identify and write numbers 1-30, as well as count to 100.


Our goal is that students will graduate knowing all letter sounds and reading fluently.


Beginning math, sensorial, practical life, science and geography will also be included in the curriculum.




The Benefits of Montessori