What to Expect
On the "Silent Journey," participants go to Youngest Children's Community, the Children's House, Early Elementary, Upper Elementary, and Adolescent Community classrooms for silent and guided observation. With the absence of children, the classrooms are the focus. As such, the experience is of the authentic Montessori prepared environment and how they engage the senses.
During the "Discovery," participants are encouraged to interact with the Montessori materials and receive lessons to experience the intentional and inherent lessons built into their designs.
Participants can anticipate gaining greater insight into how children and adolescents at Austin Montessori School spend their day. This develops a richer understanding of the authentic Montessori materials and method, and understanding more clearly the crucial role environment plays in learning.