Traditional Montessori teaching methods leading into the 21st century.

Asheville Montessori School

Montessori or Child Care?

Asheville Montessori School offers a true academic environment for children ages 3 through Kindergarten. What are the differences between AMS and the traditional child care center?

  • AMS follows a school year calendar.
  • In accord to Dr. Montessori’s studies, children are not separated by ages, but the classroom is balanced with 3’s, 4’s, & Kindergarteners. She believed that children can learn best from their peers, and older children learn leadership skills early.
  • Parents become an important part of their child’s education through opportunities to volunteer and two parent-teacher conferences during the year.
  • Payment is based on an annual tuition, not on a weekly “baby sitting” charge.

How does Montessori differ from the traditional kindergarten? Click here for a comparison published by the American Montessori Society that contrasts differences between the Montessori approach and the approach that is found in the typical classroom. (This chart is reprinted by permission and may not be reproduced. Copies may be obtained by contacting the American Montessori Society or Asheville Montessori School.)