Montessori’s discovery that learning occurs as a result of the interaction between the teacher, the child and the environment and that an individual is moulded and brought to perfection through the environment has motivated us to prepare a favourable and nurturing environment where there is an atmosphere of freedom and liberty for every child to act from choice, in order to develop self through own physical activities. Set up to exclude distractions and offer opportunities for constructive work, our prepared environment is serene and highly conducive to learning. It is one in which the child lives in freedom and works with joy, confidence, independence and self-esteem. This prevailing atmosphere of serenity aids concentration and learning. Furthermore, with a wide range of didactic materials, every child is offered unique opportunities to learn various important skills through hands-on experience and grow as an independent thinking individual.
Notably, the hands, regarded as the instrument of intelligence, are believed to play a vital role in the learning process and have been proven to be significant in bringing things into conscious focus. According to Maria Montessori, “One path and one only path towards intelligence is through the hand.” Consequently, the hands are maximally engaged in the Montessori classroom. We inspire the child to experience the joy of always making something with his/her own hands.
The activities in our classrooms, which range from language, art and music, to Mathematics and Science help the child to realize and display his innate creativity. Distinctly visible in each of our classrooms are the five curriculum areas- Practical Life, Sensorial, Cultural, Mathematics, Language and Literacy, all complemented by our Reading, Art and Creativity Corners.
At Cornerstone Montessori Schools, we do not just emphasize good teaching; we provide a favourable environment with an atmosphere of freedom and liberty for each child to explore, and to act from choice.
As a Christian school, morals are taught in conjunction to Biblical injunctions.