AIMS (Association of Illinois Montessori Schools)
Montessori is a scientific approach to human development from birth through eighteen, noted for its whole child perspective, including academic and social skills consistent with each child's physical, emotional and cognitive growth. Children in multi-age classrooms work at their own pace, choosing from carefully sequenced hands-on, project-based learning activities. Opportunities for collaborative work and practical leadership are abundant. Marks of a Montessori education are confidence, competence, creativity and compassion - the realization of full human potential.