My first experience with Montessori education was observing a group of young children gathering in a circle as a flute called them to begin their day… peacefully. Each day begins peacefully. The morning begins with song and silence. The circle celebrates life, birthdays, and accomplishments and provides a time for reflection of the world that surrounds all the children.
I am impressed with the approach to educate my “whole” child including values, friendships, responsibility, individuality, and, of course, academics.