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Montessori preschools in Poland

Private and non-public Montessori preschools in Poland

Montessori preschools are a great option for many children. Luckily, there are many great private Montessori preschools across Poland. This includes non-public Montessori preschools in Warsaw, Kraków, Poznań, Wrocław, Łódź, Gdańsk, Szczecin, Bydgoszcz, Lublin, and Rzeszów. Moreover, there are also English (sometimes called “international”), Polish, and bilingual, English-Polish Montessori preschools.  continue reading...

List of schools

School  ( = Featured ) Grades Type Languages / Type
1 J. Addison School

2 Valleywood Drive, Markham, L3R 8H3
PS/Kindergarten to Grade 12 Montessori English
1 International Montessori School of Warsaw

Dzierzby 26/28, Warszawa, 02-836
PS/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 8 Montessori English, Polish
1 Warsaw Montessori School

ul. Tatrzańska 5a, Warszawa, 00-742
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Nursery (18 months) to Grade 12 Montessori English, Polish
0 Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa i Gimnazjum 'Otwarte Drzwi'
Aleja Niepodległości 36, Poznań, 61-714
0 Polski Ośrodek Edukacji Montessori
Henryka Pobożnego 1, Warszawa, 02-496
0 Centrum Edukacji Montessori (CEM)
Zerzeńska 10b, Warszawa, 02-403
0 Montessori International School
Potockiej 38, Poznań, 60-211
0 Montessori Elipsoida
W. Żeleńskiego 3, Warszawa, 02-403
0 Szkoła Promitis
Wileńska 18 lok. U7, Warszawa, 03-416
0 Montessori Neo School
Średniawskiego 27, Myślenice, 32-400
0 Montessori Wesoła
Aleja Piłsudskiego 4d, Warszawa, 05-077
0 English Montessori Preschool
Wspólna 2, Katowice, 40-684
0 Ala ma kota
ul. Żołny 63a, Warszawa, WARSZAWA, POLSKA

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What is Montessori preschool?

What is the Montessori preschool approach? And how is this approach different from other preschool and daycare programs in Poland?

At their core, Montessori preschools are child- or student-focused. They place children front and centre.

On the Montessori method, children have a unique developmental path. This means that they should be given a chance to learn in age-appropriate ways. This allows them to build their skills and confidence.

In preschool (Montessori), kids work in a decentralized learning environment, usually by themselves or in small groups with peers of different ages. They often collaborate with each other and their teachers. Montessori doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all curriculum. Instead, kids have quite a bit of freedom to choose their own projects and work at their own pace.

Montessori preschools, private and public, have mixed-age classrooms. This makes for a dynamic learning environment. Montessori classrooms tend to have lots of interaction, group work, and child-to-child teaching. And this helps kids grow cognitively and socially, and become more independent and responsible.

Montessori preschools are for infants, toddlers, and older kids. They're usually divided up into two programs: toddler rooms and primary schools. Each program uses a unique method and focuses on a special set of skills (with some overlap).

Montessori toddler rooms

Montessori toddler programs, sometimes referred to as nursery or daycare programs, have children from birth (or 18 months) to age 3. These programs are often “play based”: they have lots of social activity.

Similar to Waldorf and Reggio Emilia schools, children start interacting with other kids here, and start to develop social skills, such as listening, cooperation, and self-control. They also start to walk, talk, and engage in physical play.

That said, toddler programs also focus on some basic cognitive skills. Lots of time is allotted to concrete learning and practical life activities. Though most toddlers don’t engage in long, uninterrupted work, they’re curious and love to explore. The Montessori classroom is set up to build on this curiosity.

Montessori primary classes

There are many Montessori primary classes in Poland; these are sometimes called “casa dei bambini,” meaning “the children’s house.” These classes are for kids aged 3 to 6. They start to prepare kids for grade school or elementary school.

Primary classes start to focus more on academics. Kids do lots of concrete learning, using many different Montessori materials. They also work on their speech, and start reading, writing, and math.

Montessori teachers sometimes give short lessons to kids at this level. Mostly, though, they guide them and help them focus on their work.

Montessori students also start working for longer periods of uninterrupted time in primary school. They also start to build their focus and concentration. This is important for moving on to elementary school.

There are four main areas of the primary school Montessori curriculum:

Practical life: Kids take care of themselves, the environment, and learn grace and courtesy. They also work on their physical coordination. This is meant to improve their organization, social skills, and sense of responsibility.

Sensory exploration: Kids order, classify, and describe sensory impressions of length, width, temperature, mass, colour, pitch, and more.

Math: In Montessori math, kids use manipulative materials to learn different math concepts. These include number, symbol, sequence, and operations.

Language arts: Kids work on speech, written expression, reading, grammar, and the creative arts. They learn to express their thoughts and feelings orally and in writing.

Many primary schools also educate children in the creative arts, music, science, geography, and culture. Some have specialist classes and teachers for some of these subjects. Often, globes, maps, songs, and pictures of different cultures are provided to enhance learning.

Benefits of Montessori preschool

Polish Montessori private and non-public preschools, at both the toddler and primary level, have lots of advantages. They focus on sensory exploration and cognitive learning can be very engaging for many kids. And, most Montessori preschools, like Waldorf schools, have dedicated (and certified) teachers. Montessori teachers promote learning with a structured classroom, individualized lesson plans, and engaging materials.

Montessori preschools have several other benefits as well. To learn about the benefits of Poland private schools in general, read our guide.

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