- Maria Montessori From Childhood to Adolescence
In order to respond to the adolescent’s needs, the Montessori Adolescent Program is designed to meet the adolescent where they are, build on the strengths of this developmental period, and ready the students for adulthood. There are three key components that are unique to Montessori education for this age group that I believe set the adolescent up for future success. They are: 1) a week-long internship program, 2) the establishment of a business enterprise, and 3) ongoing community service opportunities. Through these programs, students experience firsthand practical roles that provide them with greater connections to society and the world.
Look for the next few posts to detail information about each of these experiences that we offer at LifeSong. I will share how they prepare the adolescent to enter the next phase of their education armed with critical characteristics to become successful adults.
Written by Maggie Wertz, Adolescent Guide