The goal of Montessori education is to foster the natural inclination to learn. Educators guide rather than instruct, linking each student with activities that meet his interests, needs, and developmental level.

The environment is designed to allow movement and collaboration, as it also promotes concentration and a sense of order. This approach can be applied across a wide age span from toddlers to young adults.For an expanded explanation of the principles of Montessori eduction see the American Montessori Society Web Site.