“Montessori classrooms are prepared in advance based on observations of the students’ individual needs. They include student-centered lessons and activities. Montessori lessons are hands-on and active. Students discover information for themselves.
In Montessori schools, “grade-levels” are flexible and determined by the child’s developmental range, i.e., 0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12, 12-15, and 15-18 years of age. The individual child’s work pace is honored and encouraged in the Montessori classroom.”