Jeanne - posted on 01/16/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
Does anyone have experience with Montessori schools in the lower or upper elementary ages? My public school system has NO gifted programs whatsoever and there is a good AMI Montessori school nearby.
One thing I heard from my 6 year old's teacher is that he doesn't play cooperatively with the other students; he'd prefer to play alone. In fact, the word of the month is "cooperation" and the kids are supposed to write sentences about cooperation and he has a hard time thinking of anything. Would a Montessori school's stress on independence be a bad thing for him? Or do they somehow advocate cooperation?
My 9 year old has had problems with self-motivation. Do unmotivated kids tend to take advantage of a Montessori school's lack of schedules, or is there another way to look at it?