It is a view of the child as one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment. It is an approach that values human development of the whole child - physical, social, emotional, and cognitive.
At Montessori School of Clarkston, we believe in helping build the academic, social, and emotional foundation of our students, by providing a nurturing environment that allows for the development of the whole child while following the philosophy and theory of Dr. Maria Montessori.
Through the cultivation of independent thought, self-awareness, and empathy for others, our students are able to establish within themselves, the intellectual, emotional, and social rigors needed to become a self-directed learner, a flexible thinker, a creative problem solver, and a life-long learner.
Our Teaching Philosophy
Montessori School of Clarkston (MSOC) provides students with an education utilizing the Montessori method developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. It is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood. Montessori's method has been time tested, with over 100 years of success in diverse cultures around the world.