Our Approach: Child-Centered Learning

A Montessori education starts with a profound respect for children.

At Ramalynn, we believe that every child is born intelligent. Our objective is to help children learn how to learn independently—using the curiosity, creativity, and intelligence with which they were born.

Independent, self-directed learning

Our teachers are trained to recognize and address the different learning style of each child—helping each student succeed at his or her own pace. We encourage children to ask questions and not blindly accept lessons.

When children are in control, their natural their natural drive to learn takes over. They are able to stay focused for longer periods of time, follow paths that interest them, learn from mistakes without shame, and learn concepts more quickly. In addition to learning their ABCs, children learn life skills such as self-discipline, independent thinking, research, and self-worth.

Active classrooms designed for young minds

Children learn by exploring, experimenting, and experiencing their environment. Consequently, our classrooms are designed to foster curiosity, movement, and independence. Students don’t have desks. Instead, they have access to shelves of “manipulative” learning materials to choose from throughout the day. These materials—like blocks, chains, and cards—help students learn concepts by doing. When you visit our classrooms, you’ll likely find some students sitting at a table, some sprawled on the floor, and others building a tower or doing an experiment.

Multi-age interactions  

Ramalynn’s school is organized into multi-age classes, where three age levels learn together (for example, first, second, and third graders are in the same room). This provides constant opportunity for peer mentoring and child-centered discoveries. Not only do children learn leadership and cooperation skills, when students share knowledge with each other, the excitement of learning spreads like wildfire.

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