Montessori is a method of education that focuses on individual child-centered learning, which involves self-directed activity, hands-on learning, and collaborative play. It’s the type of school that allows children to work at their own pace and work through different ideas and activities. These activities are carefully designed to meet the child's academic needs. Studies have shown that children in a Montessori school are at a higher academic level than students at a traditional school.

If you think your child needs individualized learning, this might be the perfect fit. According to educational and developmental psychologist Alina Kirievsky, this is the type of child that would benefit from a Montessori school: "A child who doesn’t like to compete with others, who may be feeling anxious about performance, have delays in certain areas and strengths in others, or a child that needs a slower pace to learn."