| |Just a few short years ago, a Montessori education was available only in expensive private schools. In August 2001, Erwin Montessori opened, bringing a Montessori education to Guilford County public schools. At Erwin, Pre-K through fifth grade classes are taught using the Montessori method of instruction. The Montessori philosophy and instructional methods include elements, such as:
- Hands-on active engagement
- Differentiation based on the child's
- developmental level
- Opportunities for each child to develop a strong sense of independence and responsibility
Students at Erwin study the NC state curriculum, as well as, the Montessori curriculum. Both curriculums prepare students for the state and local tests administered to all Guilford County elementary students.
Read more about the Montessori Philosophy at Erwin.