The links below provide a more in-depth look what a Montessori school is. Please keep in mind that the links provided are not Catholic, but meant to help readers understand the basic concepts of Montessori. Renaissance integrates Catholic faith formation and theological truths into all applicable areas of our programs. The elementary program provides a full expression of the Montessori principles of self-directed, individualized learning in a truly integrated curriculum. By building on basic skills acquired through the manipulation of specially prepared materials, the elementary child moves from the concrete to abstract reasoning.
Michale Olaf: The Method, Video Clips, FAQs, Articles, Catalog and more.
Website for The National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd with lots of information on the Atrium.
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)
Website for the organization that has trained our teachers. They have lots of good basic information on Montessori.
From a lecture delivered at an International teacher training course in London, 1948.
A great article on the philosophy behind the Practical Life in the environments and how they translate into a home setting.