Montessori Village Maresme
Montessori Village Maresme is a bilingual Montessori school for children from 0 to 6 years old in the village of Alella. The school’s website is in Spanish but tuition incorporates English.
The school is distributed in different open spaces, all well lit with different materials available to the children. In addition children have the opportunity to enjoy large outdoor spaces to play and explore freely. They also have a vegetable garden and a recycling and compost area to encourage environmental awareness.
The schools aim to be healthy, offering unprocessed and vegetable-rich meals; green by offering an on site vegetable garden and recycling; respectful, by celebrating each child’s diversity; and community-focused, by offering grants and scholarships to underprivileged families.
According to Montessori philosophy, all Montessori Village schools offer three programmes:
- Nido (nest) for newborns up to 18 months
- Comunidad Infantil (infant community) for children aged 18 – 36 months
- Casa de Niños (Children’s House) for children aged 3-6
The Montessori method of education was developed by an Italian physician named Maria Montessori. The pedagogy views children as capable of initiating their own desire for learning in a sufficiently supportive and well-prepared environment. Grades and tests that pit students against one another to create hierarchies are discouraged.
Montessori Village Maresme is located in Alella on the Maresme coast north of Barcelona. The town is a 30 minute drive from Barcelona city centre.
The school does not make its fees public but contact details for enquiries are available on the school’s website.
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