The Montessori School Ethos and method of education is named after the Italian physician Maria Montessori.

It emphasises the importance of the development of self-esteem.

She believed education to be a preparation for life, not a search for intellectual skills.

Through her own teachings and discoveries Maria Montessori learned that the mind of the young child is absorbent.

The environment should be prepared carefully to train senses, to stimulate curiosity, to satisfy the need to learn that is within every child.

The environment is set up as a bridge between the home and the wider world.