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Does anyone have any experience of montessori education at junior and secondary level?

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Watchtheworldcomealivetonight Mon 21-Sep-09 14:14:56

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

piscesmoon Mon 21-Sep-09 16:46:59

Have you looked at the website here?

SlackSally Tue 22-Sep-09 16:50:08

I worked in a montessori school in the past which went up to age 11.

My take on it is that it's ideal up to about 5 or 6 but pretty unsuitable for most after that. I found the 'juniors' 6-11 to be rather far behind their state school peers, badly behaved and with little focus or learning. I also feared for them when they had to go to a more usual school at 11. I don't think it prepared them well for teenage/adult life.

Of course, this could all be due to the particular school rather than Montessori itself.

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