Experience and research both indicate that children attending Montessori schools tend to be competent, self-disciplined, socially well-adjusted and happy individuals.
- Competence: Children in Montessori schools are often several years above grade level in basic skills. Also, since Montessori education is comprehensive, children are often exceptionally knowledgeable in a number of other areas as well.
- Self-discipline: Montessori schools are well known for children’s development of self-discipline. Children choose to work long and hard. They treat materials and others with respect. They display patience and resistance to temptation and the ability to attend to concentration for long periods.
- Social Adjustment: Montessori school children usually strike a visitor as friendly, empathetic and cooperative. The classroom is a cheerful social community where help each other. It is not uncommon to see a child offer to help another child. Also, learning social grace, courtesy and respect for others are part of the Montessori curriculum.
- Happiness: Most parents of children in a Montessori school comment on how much their children love attending school.