Our Take: Warsaw Montessori School/Casa dei Bambini
Casa dei Bambini, Warsaw Montessori School is a private international Montessori school based in the heart of Warsaw. Founded in 1999, it offers a toddler program (18 to 36 months), preschool (2.5 to 5 years) as well as primary (6 to 12 years) and secondary schools (13 years and older). School campuses are located in two places: Szwoleżerów Street, next to Łazienki Park, and Izabelin, close to the Kampinos National Park. At all the levels the instruction is bilingual - in Polish and English. The school uses the Montessori approach, based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori. Children learn independently under the watchful eye of a teacher, at their own pace, and in well-organized and structured multi-age classrooms. Children help to take care of the classroom, as well as playgrounds, sports facilities, gardens, and an animal pen. Te school's major aims are to develop children’s focus, self-reliance, self-confidence, respect for others and their work, and helpfulness. The program is enriched with plenty of extracurricular activities, including French-language classes, yoga, soccer, music and rhythm, ballet, theatre, and arts.