Inspiration-in-Chief: Dr. Maria Montessori
Dr. Maria Montessori was an Italian physician, educator and innovator acclaimed for her educational method that builds on the way children learn naturally. She opened the first Montessori school, the Casa dei Bambini or Children’s House in Rome on the 6th of January, 1907. She then travelled the world where she wrote extensively about her child-centric approach to education attracting many devotees across South Asia and beyond.
The Montessori method is a unique approach to learning. The environment is designed to stimulate the child's interest and facilitate his/her understanding and learning capacities spontaneously. A child can unfold and manifest the greater person within as he/she matures through developmental stages. As the child begins to develop this inner self, her/his love for life and learning expands. They develop a sense of pride in their work and a feeling of confidence, well-being and joy begins to manifest itself as a “new child” is born. A Montessori classroom is a joy to watch. There appears to be a spirit of respect, love and cooperation amongst the children. Our curriculum centers around Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, Geography, History, Science, Music, Dance, Drama and also Art and Craft.
Special Guests Over the Years
AMPS believes in facilitating powerful interactions to motivate our students and support their ongoing learning. We create opportunities for our learners to become inspired by prominent guests, including national and international guest speakers as well as cultural figures who interact with and motivate AMPSians at our various functions, thereby broadening their horizons outside the classroom and their local communities.
Below are some glimpses of special guests who have inspired us over the years: