Montessori Ivy League embraces every possible philosophy to enhance the development of the child in an academic and warm atmosphere, as well as considering the safety of the child at all times. By teaching and allowing independence and collaborative learning, with high quality material, learning is reinforced internally through the child's own repetition of an activity and internal feelings of success. This carries the child’s success well beyond the Montessori years.
Montessori Ivy League is a firm believer in the authentic Montessori philosophy of the ”Absorbent Mind,” where a child’s mind is formed in the early childhood. In accordance with the same philosophy, Harvard University’s extensive studies suggest that the structure of the brain is formed in the early years of a child’s education, and we at Montessori Ivy League are proud to incorporate these studies and their practical functions into our curriculum.
Below appears a list of reports and working papers from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. Most of these documents are available to the parents of our students.
The Foundations of Lifelong Health Are Built in Early Childhood
A Science-Based Framework for Early Childhood Policy
The Science of Early Childhood Development: Closing the Gap Between What We Know and What We Do
Early Childhood Program Evaluations: A Decision-Maker’s Guide
Young Children Develop in an Environment of Relationships
Children's Emotional Development Is Built into the Architecture of Their Brains
Excessive Stress Disrupts the Architecture of the Developing Brain
Early Exposure to Toxic Substances Damages Brain Architecture
The Timing and Quality of Early Experiences Combine to Shape Brain Architecture
Mental Health Problems in Early Childhood Can Impair Learning and Behavior for Life
Workforce Development, Welfare Reform, and Child Well-Being
Maternal Depression Can Undermine the Development of Young Children
Persistent Fear and Anxiety Can Affect Young Children’s Learning and Development
Early Experiences Can Alter Gene Expression and Affect Long-Term Development
True Montessori Education & Cutting Edge Security
Montessori Ivy League is a progressive school combining Authentic Montessori method with Harvard, Yale, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, and Cornell for Center on Developing child and Early Childhood Educational Research. Montessori is the legacy of a long and proud tradition of the thoughtful school practice of Maria Montessori, stretching back since 1907. We offer a variety of programs for children from 12 months - 6 years of age, toddler, primary, & kindergarten, open all year round. Our school offers this education in beautifully prepared interior spaces, with inviting outdoor space, while seeking academic excellence naturally. We strive for academic excellence, as well as to create a sense of wonder for a lifelong love of learning, at the children’s own pace.
Montessori Ivy League School is based on the proven authentic Montessori Method, guided by a pre-planned written curriculum designed to be developmentally appropriate, in a warm, relaxed atmosphere. Our curriculum is design to create balances between joyful scholarship, independent thinking and research, curiosity, creativity, and imagination.