About Montessori ONE Academy

Founded in 2007, Montessori ONE Academy is the only AMI-recognized (Association Montessori International/USA), authentic Montessori school in Albuquerque. With programs serving infants, preschoolers, and elementary students, Montessori ONE students and their families have an opportunity to progress through the programs, creating a strong foundation for life and education. Children at Montessori ONE Academy are encouraged to explore, investigate and fulfill their natural curiosity about the world around them. Under the guidance of our experienced Montessori educators, children develop at their own pace, progress unhindered by grade-level curriculum, and learn that school can be a fun and exciting adventure... thus creating lifelong learners. Parents of Montessori ONE students appreciate the consistent scheduling, distance learning options, summer programs, on-site before and after-care, on campus extra-curricular programs, the nurturing and empowering atmosphere, and the exceptional education afforded their children. You are invited to schedule a tour and discover more about how Montessori ONE Academy is providing students with a best-in-class education. 

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What is Montessori?

The Montessori Method is one of the most successful disciplines of learning carrying international recognition and scientifically-supported efficacy. Developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, the Montessori Method is a holistic approach to education whereby the whole child’s needs and interests are considered and equally valued. Dr. Montessori discovered that when children learn through experience, it encourages a deeper and more consistent understanding of language, mathematics, science, music, social interactions, and much more. Studies are approached in manner referred to as “Cosmic Education” whereby separate subjects are considered inter-relationally. Students are considered dynamic learners who collaborate with Montessori “Guides” to maximize both their knowledge and their enjoyment of the learning process. Montessori students are often recognized for their maturity, confidence, independence, compassion, enthusiasm for learning, exceptional problem-solving, and above-grade level performance.

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Key Concepts and Characteristics

Holistic: The individual is considered as a whole. The physical, social, emotional, spiritual, cognitive, and aesthetic needs and interests of the child are all equally important and must be inseparable.

Universal Values: Respect and caring attitudes for others, the environment, and all life, including oneself, are necessary and important.

Mixed Age Groups: A multi-aged, multi-level group of students learning together provides cooperative learning, peer teaching, behavioral role modeling, leadership development, social interaction, and dynamic community experience.

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Key Concepts and Characteristics

Prepared Environment: Learning, independence, initiative, and confidence flourish in a safe, structured, and cooperative environment where the classroom, the furniture in it, and the materials available are done so with the child in mind. A diverse set of Montessori materials are organized and easily accessible to the student.

Freedom Within Limits: Students increase their own knowledge through self-initiated “Work” and collaborate with Guides on teacher-initiated experiences to ensure a complete scope of knowledge. Students engage all senses and learn through manipulation of curriculum materials, experiences, interaction, and feedback. Children learn at their own pace, unhindered by grade-level curriculum, and move onto the next level upon demonstrating readiness to do so.


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