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The Foundation School at Malleshpalya

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About the School: The Foundation (Montessori) School at Malleshpalya is the oldest member of the family. Since its founding in 2009, this pre-primary school has gone from strength to strength through its innovations in teaching methodologies. The school is exclusively focused towards pre-primary classes. The school has adopted the Montessori philosophy as its guiding principle.

Location and Transport: The school is centrally located and is easily accessible from GM Palya, Kaggadasapura, CV Raman Nagar, New Thippasandra, Marathahalli and HAL 3rd Stage. The school offers transport services for those who would like to avail of it. Transport facilities are offered up to a radius of 1 KM from the school.

Daycare Facility: The school offers a day care facility. Children can stay back till they are picked up by their parents. During this time, our trained staff keep children engaged in a variety of activities.

Infrastructure: The school has over 4000 sq ft of classroom space where it houses several Montessori environments, a play home and a day care center. The center also has two play areas, a kitchen and a roof-top activity area.

Activities: The school conducts multiple activities and events that help students develop a variety of skills and character traits. These include events such as annual day, sports day, celebration of various festivals and national events.

Field Trips: Students are taken on several field trips during the year to a variety of places including the nursery, police station, post office, parks etc. in and around Malleshpalya/CV Raman nagar area. The school arranges for transportation for these trips and our well trained Akkas and Teachers accompany the students.

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Montessori FAQ

The term Montessori refers to a method of education created by Maria Montessori. The Montessori methodology is very popular in India and in many parts of the world. While the Montessori methodology is applicable to all age groups of students, it is most popularly adopted at the pre-primary level in India.

The Montessori methodology consists of a child-centric model that includes hands-on learning. The methodology encourages self-directed activities amongst children, who are guided by trained Montessori teachers. Children learn at their own pace and move on to other activities only when they have mastered the current activity. Further, the Montessori method accelerates reading and writing through the use of phonetics. Lastly, the Montessori classrooms (called environments) are multiple age environments with students between the ages of 3,4 and 5 learning together.

Montessori students adjust quickly to regular academics when they go to grade 1. They are fully prepared, and often do better than other students in higher grades. Here is a link to a video by the founders of google, who talk about the influence that Montessori education had on them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C_DQxpX-Kw 

In a multiple age learning environment, students from the ages of 2, 3 and 5 learn together in the same classroom. This method has several benefits. The junior students learn from the senior students, and this accelerates their comprehension and skills. The senior students learn patience and leadership skills when dealing with the junior students.  

The Montessori methodology involves hands on learning. Every learning topic is supported by learning materials that children use, to understand that topic. Children typically learn to use simpler material and gradually move on to more complex ones, as their knowledge increases.  

All Montessori schools are not the same as they may follow the Montessori methodology to varying degrees. A good way to understand if a school follows the Montessori methodology is to see the classroom. The material is typically arranged in shelves and there is enough space for students to work on various activities. Take a look at what our Montessori environments look like in this video https://youtu.be/yn93uLnC4JM .  

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