Montessori Education is based on the principle that every child carries within the potential of the adult he is to become. Dr. Montessori believed that no human being is educated by another person. Our aim is to assist the child to educate himself. We strive to help the child develop within himself a love of learning and a thirst for knowledge that will remain for a lifetime.
And so we discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being. It is not acquired by listening to words, but in virtue of experiences in which the child acts on his environment. The teacher’s task is not to talk, but to prepare and arrange a series of motives for cultural activity in a special environment made for the child. [Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind, translated by Claude A. Claremont]