Preschool in Fairfield, CT 06824
834 Brookside Drive
Fairfield, CT 06824
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Welcome to the Hunt Ridge Montessori School! We first opened our doors in September, 1983 – when we welcomed six children to their first day of school. Today, we are delighted to teach 85 children each day based on the principles set forth by Maria Montessori.
Please enjoy your look into the daily lives of the children at Hunt Ridge. We welcome you to stop by or call the school office for an observation appointment. Come and see first-hand the wonderful endeavors, friendships and joys we call The Hunt Ridge Montessori School!
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The Montessori Method, which is based on the work of Dr. Maria Montessori, can be thought of as an aid to life a means of helping the child achieve his or her fullest potential.
The goal of a Montessori education is to produce a happy, interested and well integrated adult, who understands and can contribute to society.
Dr. Montessori was born in 1870 and became the first women to graduate from the University of Rome with a medical degree in 1896.
While working at the Psychiatric Clinic of the University of Rome, Montessori focused her attention on the area of exceptional children. Through her work with these children, she soon found then to be passing their reading and writing exams that children had to take when leaving grammar school. Because of this experience, she began to look for alternative ways to educate normal children.