What is the Montessori Program?
The Maria Montessori program at RPS 205 is offered for students from pre-Kindergarten (4 year olds) to 8th grade.
Maria Montessori at Marsh houses all grade levels. In the multi-aged Montessori classroom, children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own education. In a prepared environment with a trained Montessori teacher, children may move freely around the room selecting materials needed to carry out the child’s plan. Older children serve as models for younger children; they also reinforce their own skills by demonstrating them to younger children. Students remain with the same teacher for two or three years, thus allowing the development of a strong sense of community with classmates and teacher.