How it works here

About Montessori in General

The Perlička Primary and Elementary Schools provide environments for children from 3 years of age to the age of 15. The children transition seamlessly from a primary environment for 3–6 year olds, to elementary classrooms for ages 6–12, followed by a Montessori program for adolescents aged 12–15. It is very helpful if parents are introduced to the basic concepts of how the successive planes of development work, at the very beginning of their child’s attendance at a Montessori primary. Thus they can appreciate better the continuity of the entire process, which takes into account the characteristics of children at each plane of development, offering them an environment that corresponds to their developmental needs and thus enabling them to develop their potential.

It is amazing to observe the development of children that gradually go through all the planes of the Montessori educational journey. Each plane of development responds to the child’s developmental needs so it works a little differently, but nonetheless it builds on what the child gained through their work at the lower plane. Through this, children gradually achieve independence and develop in all their aspects – academically, socially, morally, emotionally and spiritually.

We also accept children coming from other schools. When transferring from another elementary school, it is essential for the parents to get familiarized not only with the program of the elementary school but also with that of the adolescent program so they may have a clear idea of what they and their child may expect from the 7th grade on.

Montessori journey is good for every child

The real world of Montessori classroom inspires the child to go further, makes the child take more risks, encourages the child to do their very best for themselves and for others. The Montessori classroom is for every child: for their individuality, for their uniqueness and eccentricities, for every learning style, for every strength and weakness.

For every parent

The Montessori classroom is good for every child but it may not be good for every parent. It requires the parents to have a firm trust that a child has their own internal “driving force”, and it is necessary that parents accept the learning style of their child. It requires the parents to share a deep understanding of how beneficial a balanced environment of a Montessori classroom is. It requires them to have relationships based on respect. Education in a Montessori school needs to be met with a corresponding home environment and family attitudes and values; its success depends on the effort the family puts into promoting the child’s self-reliance and independence; it requires parents’ trust in the potential and abilities of their children.