• A Private Independent
  • Montessori School for
  • Toddlers to Lower Elementary
  • Serving Students from
  • 15 months to 9 years old

The Benefits of Montessori

Everybody Knows that Montessori is a great way to educate children, but not everyone understands the benefits in detail. Here are some of the many reasons why Montessori is right for your child:

Your child learns at his own rate. He is neither held back nor pushed forward according to the learning rates of other students. In a traditional classroom, all the children are learning the same thing and moving through the curriculum at the same rate. We know that each child has different abilities and interests. Some -are good at math, while others excel in language and so on. They all have different interests as well. Since children are so different, it is unrealistic to expect that they will learn at the same rate. Because of the repetition that Maria Montessori built into her system, a child is allowed to work on something until she masters it. Since they don’t move on to the next skill until they have mastered the present one, there are never any gaps in their education. That means there is never any need for remedial education.

Montessori accommodates all learning styles. This is important because some children are visual learners, some are auditory learners, some learn through body movement and feeling, and some use a combination of several learning avenues. Montessori teachers are trained to use all the senses; the use of the didactic materials reinforces this.

Your child will master the important life skill of being a self-directed learner. Montessori’s aim is to nurture the inner motivation of the child while allowing the opportunity for the fullest possible exploration of his or her interests. This nurture of learning begins as soon as a child enters the scientifically designed classrooms. You will often hear the phrase “prepared environment,” because the classrooms are so carefully designed to ensure the child has the freedom to learn. This freedom to explore and choose areas of interest will carry over into a willingness to explore areas that may not otherwise appeal to a child being “force-fed” information in a traditional school setting.

Your child will achieve independence by learning how to take care of herself — her body, her belongings, and her environment. Montessori understands that at the heart of every child is a healthy drive toward independence. Independence is important because it is directly related to high self-esteem, competence, and cooperation. Therefore, every aspect of the Montessori classroom has been designed with the goal of an independent child in mind. Every feature and piece of equipment in the classroom is fully accessible to the child, so they don’t have to constantly ask for help getting things. Tools, like the broom, are of a size they can handle easily, and children are free to choose their own work. Finally, the Montessori Director is trained to encourage independence by allowing the children to do things for themselves as soon as they are capable. For example, if they are learning to tie their shoes, the Director will ensure they are not rushed or interfered with.

A Montessori classroom is a place where children learn order. This provides the sense of security and comfort they need to become self-directed. Everyone, including children, prefers order to chaos because it is easier to function in an orderly workplace. Order helps children become independent because they can always find the work materials they are going to use next without help., By being taught to maintain this order, your cild will be learning awareness for others and the fact that you have to take care of things that are shared – which is the basis of cooperation. The offer of a Montessori classroom is also present in the routines that exist. The children enter the classroom (which has been set up so that everything is meticulously in its place), hang up their coats and other belongings, greet the Director, and get straight to work. And every aspect of this routine has been patiently presented to them. There is also order within the materials themselves: every tray or piece of material on a shelf is always in its proper place and ready to be used. While at work, disruptions are kept to a minimum so the children can focus on the task at hand. All of this is why anyone observing a Montessori classroom sees a well-ordered, calm, and functional environment that is perfectly set up for learning.

The classroom and the materials are designed and displayed in a way that helps your child learn how to cooperate with others in their use and have respect for the needs of others as well as the use of the materials. The social goals of helping children learn how to get along with each other, respect each other and cooperate are an important component of the Montessori approach to learning. There is only one Pink Tower in the classroom, for example. Having to share materials helps promote cooperation and patience.

Having to walk carefully around each child’s mat (on which the work is done) teaches respect for others all day long. In addition, Montessori also includes stored lessons on grace and courtesy so that the child learns important social skills such as how to greet and introduce people; graces such as how to sneeze, cough, and yawn politely (it’s fun to watch all the children blowing their noses a lot the day they learn how to do it properly).

Your child will be treated with respect and dignity in a Montessori classroom. In Montessori the child is always working on the adult he is going to become. Montessori recognizes that children deserve and need to be treated with the same respect that we treat adults. Although they are relatively inexperienced, as a parent you must recognize that the way to help them learn is by not criticizing “failure,” but rather by recognizing the incident as an opportunity to learn what went wrong, and helping the child find his or her path to a proper solution. This concentration on raising the child’s self-esteem, coupled with a focus on the rights of others, develops the child’s entire being in a positive way and helps the child to learn to respect the rights of others as well.

A multi-disciplinary approach is taken in regard to your child’s interests. If your child were interested in dinosaurs, for example, this interest would be explored throughout the curriculum. She would be encouraged to read about dinosaurs to learn language skills; study the measurements of dinosaurs to understand math concepts, and depict dinosaurs when doing art lessons. Her interest in dinosaurs could even be used to facilitate lessons in history and geography. Montessori recognizes that when a child’s interests are involved, any subject becomes fascinating.

Perhaps the biggest benefit of Montessori education is that it teaches children how to learn instead of just what to learn. It instills in them a life-long love of learning, which prepares them to successfully go in any direction their skills and interests may take them.

Your child will achieve independence by learning how to take care of himself and his belongings. Independence is important because it is directly related to high self-esteem and cooperation.

“The study of love and its utilization will lead us to the source from which it springs, The Child.”
Dr. Maria Montessori

School Inquiry

We accept students from 14 months to 9 years old.

BMSS offers an authentic Montessori Education to the following age groups:

  • Toddlers from 14 Months to 3 years old
  • Primary/Children House from 3 to 6 years old and our new
  • Lower Elementary Program for Students 6 to 9 years old

Our students are taught in both French and English. Bilingual Montessori School of Sharon is a French Bilingual School.

The Bilingual Montessori School of Sharon offers a summer program.

The majority of faculty and staff have earned a Master’s degree. Moreover, all lead teachers hold Montessori Certification AMI or AMS.

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    What Parents Are Saying

    I highly recommend BMSS without reservation. Our kids love attending and always wish to stay longer at pick up time. They managed to keep the school Covid-19 free due to strict protocols and guidelines. The teachers also pay keen attention to each of my children’s individual needs and have made it a point to foster their unique academic interests. Due to the pandemic, the music teacher Donny (whom the kids LOVED) left in November without a replacement. I do hope Donny or another music teacher returns in the Fall, but even without music, the school did an AMAZING job of helping our children grow academically and socially. I am very impressed with the institution from the top down. If there is a spot available, you should go for it. You and your family will not be disappointed. Keep up the great work BMSS!

    Our daughter has been going to this school for the past couple of years. Though they had some teething issues when they started in 2015, the new leadership has dramatically changed the way the school is operating. The music program is excellent and our three years old is now learning all sorts of new things each day. Both my wife and I highly recommend the school for anyone who is looking beyond the traditional daycare and a step up for your child before they are of traditional school age. I hope the school keeps up the good work and folks from Sharon and neighboring communities show their support for the school!

    We love your school and it’s a privilege to work with your team.

    My daughter has attended the Bilingual Montessori School of Sharon for the past two years. I have to say that I could not be happier with our experience with this school. My daughter was previously enrolled in a local daycare and when it came time to think about preschools I had high expectations. I was first intrigued by their French and music programs. My daughter is currently learning the violin and has voice lessons weekly. But what has truly exceeded my expectations in all of the faculty’s commitment to my daughter’s individual educational needs. I feel that they all genuinely care and want her to thrive and enjoy her educational experience. It is a great feeling as a parent who works full time and has to intrust care in others. That I feel that my daughter is cared for and loved as if I were there myself. Also, their hours are extremely accommodating for parents, early care and late care are available.
    I would highly recommend BMSS to anyone looking for a superior learning experience for their child.

    Your son brings sunshine to our hearts every time we see him. From our Toddler classroom to our Primary community, he has grown to be a child with great kindness and compassion and a heart filled with love for all. A true leader and talented dancer!!!

    My son loves this school. He loves the teachers and looks forward to his music and dance classes. He comes home happy and learns something new every day. We could not be happier.

    We love the Bilingual Montessori School of Sharon. Our Son is growing so much socially and academically. Miss Linda, the head of School, has the perfect balance between kindness and professionalism assuring the Montessori philosophy. She runs every detail in the school with love and direction. The same recognition can be applied for the amazing staff. They are so kind, caring, thoughtful and receive our son with open arms every day. The environment is safe and peaceful. We like the diversity on the community and the engagement to teach the kids how to be good humans. We have been proud and happy to have our son at BMSS

    My two kids love BMSS! They have accomplished a lot in their academic studies, social skills, music, dance, and art. Very professional, passionate, and caring faculty! Superb Montessori educational system, amazing atmosphere, dedicated and hard-working staff members, safe nurturing environment make this school very special. I highly recommend BMSS for any child development to reach their maximum potential.

    My husband and I love BMSS and its amazing staff! All the teachers have the sheer dedication to their students and we as parents see that they foster an environment not only built on individualized learning but also group activities and learning prompts to help their students thrive. All the teachers are calm, patient, and will go that extra mile to make sure your child is comfortable in the classroom. It is amazing how our 18-month-old child sets the table, cleans up after himself, and speaks almost 20 words! Our oldest son who is 3.5 years is not only speaking in complete sentences but also starting to love reading books and write! We are so happy with their progress and we especially love the fact that unlike any other Montessori school this school has a French and music curriculum!

    I visited several childcare centers and Montessori schools and was discouraged in my search altogether. I considered putting my career on hold until my son is older. It was a very hard decision because as much as I adore my son and enjoy being a mom, I also enjoy my career as a physician. A colleague recommended the Bilingual Montessori School. Reluctantly, we visited. What a surprise it was to see such a beautiful facility. The foyer with the huge floral arrangements gives us the impression that we were in Versailles, ( France). The classrooms are spacious, meticulous, and well organized. The Head of School told us that they do not aim at having 200 students to pack the school, but, they rather create a wonderful environment where children feel right at home. We are very grateful to the school and would recommend every parent seeking childcare to visit the Bilingual Montessori School.

    If you’re looking for a quality Montessori toddler/preschool/kindergarten education, this is it. My son is currently enrolled for primary education and I could not be more pleased with the instruction he has received. The school has generous classroom sizes, a dedicated primary and kindergarten room that allows the children to be active even when the outside elements are not cooperative, and an extended day space for all the before and aftercare needs. The teachers and staff are beyond amazing and I am confident knowing I am leaving my child in capable loving hands. I highly recommend this school. I encourage you to take a closer look, you won’t be disappointed!!

    Great school!

    My family loves BMSS. My son has made huge progress after he switched to this school. He used to be shy and get nervous around strangers and unfamiliar environments, now he is able to step out of his comfort zone with a lot of confidence. His soccer coach loved him because he knew how to lead and also to be a team player at such a young age, and I truly believe that he learned this from BMSS. The teachers here are so great, and they care about every student wholeheartedly. I can’t recommend this school more.

    Our son loves the school. As first-time parents, we were hesitant to leave our firstborn under the care of others. However, the staff has consistently provided a level of care and compassion that has put us at ease. What I like is the personal attention my child receives and the wonderful personality of the teachers. we would recommend The Bilingual Montessori School.


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