Our PhilosophyIn Montessori environments, children learn in multi-age classrooms at their individual pace without rigid expectations and without limits to their progress.
Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan Education Campus is the first and only dedicated Montessori school within DCPS. We apply the philosophy of education and teaching method founded in 1907 by Dr. Maria Montessori, the first woman in Italy to become a physician. Through deep study, observation, and training of what is developmentally appropriate, Dr. Montessori found that the child thrived when given materials and lessons purposed for independence, concentration, creativity, self-discovery, and critical thinking.
In Montessori environments, children learn in multi-age classrooms at their individual pace without rigid expectations and without limits to their progress. To build a caring environment, the Montessori method includes grace and courtesy lessons. Children practice and model respect, social graces, and social skills both in and out of the classroom. The learning environment includes an abundance of Montessori materials. They are specialized to support the curriculum and Montessori method lessons centering on practical life, sensorial experiences, language, math, geography, history, science, art, music, and drama. These classroom learning materials help children understand concepts. Each learning experience is used as a building block for future lessons and understanding.