Why Montessori?

By tapping into how children learn best, Aranui Montessori helps them grow into innovative thinkers, lifelong learners, compassionate leaders, and responsible citizens. Aranui follows the highest standards of the pioneering learning approach known as Montessori, which prepares children for bold and confident futures.


The Aranui Education method works!

Today, MRI imaging confirms that the Montessori approach we’ve been using at Aranui makes for the most effective and authentic learning for children.


The Aranui education taps into how children’s brains naturally develop and grow, building on their innate curiosity and remarkable ability to absorb new understanding.


We also do away with some of the trappings of the traditional classroom; there are no desks in a row, no tests, no grades, and no strict schedule. The result? Children here love to learn, and their passion and inquisitiveness continue far beyond Aranui.

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'Montessori children' grow up

to become CONFIDENT


Benefits of  Montessori Education

Montessori education offers our children opportunities to develop their potential as they step out into the world as engaged, competent, responsible, and respectful citizens

with an understanding and appreciation that learning is for life.


Montessori Education is tailored to each child

Our teachers are trained extensively to closely observe the learning style, interests, and progress of each child. They know how to help students develop their potential, how to keep them deeply engaged, and when to challenge them to advance to the next level.


Progress is dictated by the child’s development, not by a rigid curriculum or a state mandate.


An Aranui education inspires a passion for learning

Stop by in the morning, and you’ll see students bounding into school, eager to get started.


At Aranui, learning is an adventure, not a burden. Curiosity is encouraged, not stifled. Lessons are welcomed, not dreaded. Because much of the learning is self-directed, children gain an immense sense of satisfaction from taking on new challenges—a complex math problem, a long book, an independent research project.

Recognition of 'uniqueness' & individualized learning plan

Each child is valued as a unique individual. Montessori education recognizes that children learn in different ways, and accommodates all learning styles. Students are also free to learn at their own pace, each advancing through the curriculum as he is ready, guided by the teacher and an individualized learning plan.

Supporting children's 'self-regulation'

Beginning at an early age, Montessori students develop order, coordination, concentration, and independence. Classroom design, materials, and daily routines support the individual’s emerging “self-regulation” (ability to educate one’s self, and to think about what one is learning), toddlers through adolescents.

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Building a community-focus environment

Students are part of a close, caring community. The multi-age classroom—typically spanning 3 years—re-creates a family structure. Older students enjoy stature as mentors and role models; younger children feel supported and gain confidence about the challenges ahead. Teachers model respect, loving kindness, and a belief in peaceful conflict resolution.

Freedom to create a world-view

Montessori students enjoy freedom within limits. Working within parameters set by their teachers, students are active participants in deciding what their focus of learning will be. Montessorians understand that internal satisfaction drives the child’s curiosity and interest and results in joyous learning that is sustainable over a lifetime.

Self reflection is integral to Montessori education

Self-correction and self-assessment are an integral part of the Montessori classroom approach. As they mature, students learn to look critically at their work, and become adept at recognizing, correcting, and learning from their errors.


An Aranui education prepares students for a promising future

Learning continuously, communicating persuasively, leading with vision, adapting with agility, understanding how to perceive emotions, and seeing solutions where others do not—such abilities are crucial for success in today’s innovation economy.


They’re also the abilities that students develop through Aranui's distinctive and comprehensive approach to learning.


Aranui prepares students for life on many levels—intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical.


Montessori has shaped the most innovative minds of our time

The Montessori approach that Aranui uses is carefully designed to help children build a strong foundation for the rest of their lives. It makes a difference.


Did you know? The founders of Google, Amazon, and Wikipedia are all Montessori graduates.


Thousands of other Montessori graduates around the world are leading and succeeding—in middle and high schools, in college, in their communities, and in the global marketplace.

Given the freedom and support to question, to probe deeply, and to make connections, Montessori students become confident, enthusiastic, self-directed learners.

They are able to think critically, work collaboratively and act boldly—a skill set necessary for the 21st century!