We are Pincushion Hill Montessori School
Located in the Metrowest region outside of Boston near I-90, Route 9, and Route 135, Pincushion Hill Montessori School has been serving families from Ashland, Dover, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Millis, Natick, Northboro, Sherborn, Shrewsbury, Southboro, Sudbury, Wayland, Wellesley, Westboro, Weston, and the surrounding communities since 1962.
Offering an exemplary education for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary-age children based on the Montessori Method, the Pincushion Hill Montessori School is deeply committed to providing a challenging and nurturing environment. Children are encouraged to learn at their own pace, supported by their peers and teachers. Our children love school!
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Childhood Development and Education
Children learn from one another—this can be seen in family and play situations when they are free to observe and interact in a variety of activities.
In their preschool years, children have “an absorbent mind”—they effortlessly absorb everything in their environment. When children reach the traditional age for kindergarten, their reading, writing, and mathematical understanding can begin to blossom if the right seeds are planted in the previous years.
Elementary-age children begin realizing that the world is a fascinating place. This is a time of insatiable curiosity and excitement for learning, when children strive for intellectual independence.
The Montessori Method
Based on these observations on childhood development and education, Dr. Maria Montessori developed Montessori Method of education over a century ago. Her child-centered educational approach values the development of the whole child—physical, social, emotional and cognitive—and engages the child’s heart, mind, hand, and spirit in a thoughtful and purposeful way.
This method is designed to empower children to direct their own education and develop a sense of independence and competency. As children progress and master the topics at their own pace, they also develop a joy of learning and critical thinking that carries through into adulthood. And while a child’s intellect is thoroughly stimulated and challenged in the Montessori classroom, equal importance is placed on developing social competence, character, and a sense of community.
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