The Montessori Approach

Developed in the early-to-mid 20th century by Italian doctor and educator Maria Montessori, the Montessori approach to education stresses individual learning, multisensory skill development, and social skills. At the Alfred G. Zanetti Montessori Magnet School in Springfield, Massachusetts, some of the principles behind Montessori lessons are supported by recent studies in cognitive psychology and neuroscience.