Category: FAQs

  1. How do you get a child to do work or different work throughout the day?

    Our lead teachers are experienced and certified Montessori teachers.  Since Montessori is a very individualized curriculum, Montessori teachers must track each child’s progression through the materials as the children are self-paced.  The children know they must master an activity before they are able to progress to the next material.  Having mixed-age groups creates purpose and intention as… Continue Reading »
  2. How does the Montessori teacher discipline in the classroom?

    Montessori classrooms treat children with respect and kindness.  Grace and courtesy are huge components of the Practical life area in the classroom; the children learn how to care for their environment, care for themselves, and care for each other.  In a Montessori classroom, the children are trusted to learn from their mistakes that they make… Continue Reading »
  3. Do you teach a foreign language?

    We have teachers that speak Spanish as their native language that will speak and teach the students and our teachers daily.  It is incorporated throughout our programs.
  4. I heard children get to run around and do whatever they want. Is this true?

    Maria Montessori observed that children naturally tend to use self-selected, purposeful activities to develop themselves. Our classrooms and the use of materials is quite structured.  We have 5 areas of the class:  Sensorial, Math, Language Arts, Science/Geography, and Practical Life.  Students learn through hands-on experiences.  You will notice when you visit our school a “quiet buzz.”  During the work cycle,… Continue Reading »
  5. I heard children get to run around and do whatever they want. Is this true?

    Maria Montessori observed that children naturally tend to use self-selected, purposeful activities to develop themselves. Our classrooms and the use of materials is quite structured.  We have 5 areas of the class:  Sensorial, Math, Language Arts, Science/Geography, and Practical Life.  Students learn through hands-on experiences.  You will notice when you visit our school a “quiet buzz.”  During the work cycle,… Continue Reading »
  6. What is your discipline policy?

    We don’t use time- outs.  We guide your child in the right direction by modeling appropriate behavior, and showing your child how to be calm and respectful.  We will re-direct and teach them how to solve their issue independently by giving them the language to use or facilitate.
  7. Why do you have mixed-age classes?

    The philosophy behind mixed-aged groups is so children can learn the skills to be a leader.  Older children mentor younger children and the younger children have someone older to emulate.  Additionally, children who are an only child learn how it feels to have siblings.  Children learn to be warm and supportive communities. It also teaches them to be… Continue Reading »
  8. What are you doing in terms of COVID?

    Our top priority is safety.  To that end, we require anyone entering our school to answer a self-check questionnaire.  Temperature checks are taken at the door.  All adults are required to wear masks while in the school at all times – this includes teachers, staff, and parents.  We also have a very rigorous disinfecting and sanitizing protocol using EPA-approved… Continue Reading »
  9. Villa Montessori Columbus Uses Electrostatic Sprayer to Neutralize Germs and Keep Staff and Children Safe

    At Villa Montessori Columbus, educating children using the unique, hands-on methods pioneered by our founder, Maria Montessori is our specialty. And providing this nurturing, immersive environment, while also keeping our students and faculty healthy and safe, is top priority.  Even before COVID-19, our school engaged in an aggressive daily cleaning policy using hospital-grade disinfectant that… Continue Reading »