I knew nothing about Montessori before sending my son to SMMS. I have been so delighted in this form and philosophy of education. It encourages independence, responsibility and curiosity, allowing students to approach their work at their own pace. Along with the standard letter sounds and number recognition, the wholistic approach to learning has exposed my son to mathematics, geography and life skills like sewing and slicing eggs. I am so grateful that my second son will be able to attend SMMS next year, while my oldest son enters kindergarten well equipped with the skills of self-direction, follow-through and confidence.