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MST is a member of
The Japan Council of International Schools (JCIS).
Montessori teachers have four principal goals:
A general illustration of how Montessori teachers approach education follows.
Montessori teachers rarely present a lesson to more than a handful of children at one time, and they limit lessons to brief, efficient presentations. The goal is to give the children just enough to capture their attention and spark their interest, intriguing them enough that they will come back on their own to work with the materials. Lessons center around the most clear and simple information necessary for the children to do the work on their own: the name of the material, its place on the shelf, the ground-rules for its use, and some of the possibilities inherent within it.
Montessori guides closely monitor their students’ progress, keeping the level of challenge high. Because they normally work with each child for two or three years, guides get to know their students’ strengths and weaknesses, interests, and anxieties extremely well. Montessori guides often use the children’s interests to enrich the curriculum and provide alternate avenues for accomplishment and success.
Based on these concepts, are educational goals at The Montessori School of Tokyo are:
All children inherently share these same goals, and we are committed to an approach that allows children to realise these goals themselves and thereby attain their full potential.