The Wayland Montessori School
 

 
 



Wayland, MA

5 Damon St, Wayland, MA 01778

508-655-5742

waylandmontessori@gmail.com

 
 

CLASSROOM OPTIONS

Option 1 | Full-Day 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m and
Option 2 | Half-Day 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Option 3 | Before & After Care upon request 7:30a.m. - 5:30p.m.

 

WHAT IS MONTESSORI?

Maria Montessori, the first female physician in Italy, invented the Montessori approach to education. The Montessori method concentrates on the specific developmental needs of the child. Montessori believed that everyone learns differently, and at his or her own pace. She created a new type of classroom, a prepared environment, to accommodate and stimulate the individual interests of her students. The role of the directress becomes to follow the development of the child, on a one-to-one basis.


WHY CHOOSE MONTESSORI? 

Independence. The Montessori method has been in existence for more than one hundred years. If there is one trait that exemplifies the success of a Montessori school, it is that their students are creative, responsible and highly independent. If independence is coveted above all else, it is because it creates the freedom that is needed to develop, both academically and socially. Montessori helps children to think and act for themselves, independently and with the courage of thought.


MONTESSORI PHILOSOPHY 

At Wayland Montessori School each child is encouraged to develop at their own pace in a specially designed learning environment. The materials are carefully prepared and displayed for the children. Children are thereby free to choose their own activities. Each activity that is undertaken is complete in itself and relates to the other activities that cover physical, social and intellectual aspects of the development of the child. Children often concentrate for long periods of time, working individually or spontaneously with a group of friends.

 
 
 

LEARNING EXPERIENCE 

The materials in an authentic Montessori classroom are specifically designed and engineered to increase and enhance your child. “The fundamental fact in the preparation of the environment is to have only one set of each type of material. When there is only one specimen of each object, and if apiece is in use when another child wants it, the latter will wait for it to be released. Since this happens every hour of the day for years, the idea of respecting others, and of waiting one’s turn, becomes a habitual part of life which always grows more mature.”

STANDARDS OF MONTESSORI 

Maria Montessori states it best when she writes, “We must support as much as possible the child's desires for activity; not wait on him, but educate him to be independent. It is necessary for the teacher to guide the child without letting him feel her presence too much, so that she may always be ready to supply the desired help, but may never be the obstacle between the child and his experience.” Alongside these principles, Montessorians believe in a mixed age classroom.

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MONTESSORI SCHOOLS

 · Emphasis placed on cognition.
· Emphasis placed on social formation.
· Teacher as guide of classroom.
· Environment and method promote self-discipline.
· Primarily individual instruction.
· Teacher encourages collaboration.
· Mixed age children.
· Child chooses their own work.
· Self-teaching materials help child learn concepts.
· Child is allocated time to complete lessons.
· Learning pace set by individual student.
· Child discovers errors.
· Internal reinforcement of learning success.
· Personal feelings of progress.
· Child is free to work in the classroom.
· Group participation elective.
· Self care learned.

TRADITIONAL SCHOOLS

 · Emphasis placed on rote learning.
· Emphasis placed on rote social behavior
· Teacher controls the classroom.
· Teacher is only disciplinarian in the classroom.
· Teaching dictated by teacher.
· Same age children.
· Teacher assigns work.
· Teacher instructs child on concepts.
· Limited time allotted on projects.
· Learning pace set by group.
· Teacher highlights the errors the child makes.
· External reinforcement of learning success.
· Rewards and punishments.
· Normally assigned a specific location in class.
· Group participation is required.
· Self care left to parents.

 
 
 

PRACTICAL LIFE ACTIVITIES

In the Practical Life area, children work with familiar household activities that they see in everyday life, such as washing, sweeping, etc. By working in this area, children are not only gaining their essential life skills but they are also developing eye-hand coordination and the ability to concentrate for long periods of time, covering the duration of an activity. As a result of their own achievements, they build self-confidence.

LANGUAGE ACTIVITIES

Social skills are developed in conjunction with a vocabulary that is based on real experience. These tasks help prepare the children for reading and writing but also look beyond such basic skills into the pleasures of reading and writing, and the imagination and creation that is involved.

MATHEMATICS ACTIVITIES

In the Children’s House, mathematical concepts are introduced to the children in a concrete form. By working with these materials, children slowly grasp concrete ideas and gradually form abstract concepts. This work provides them with a solid foundation for elemental mathematical principles used later in arithmetic work.

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SENSORIAL EXPLORATION

Children are keen observers, and as a result, extremely aware of the world. Through their senses, they are constantly exploring their environment. The sensorial materials challenge the children on a number of levels, most importantly, they encourage the children to engage with the elements of the world. These selected activities nourish and develop the senses, especially communication, observation and exploration.

ARTs, CULTURE and Nature

One of the fundamental tenets to Montessori education is culture. Montessori students are well rounded because Montessori strives, above all else, to connect the child to the concrete, material world. Through various activities and materials, Montessori exposes children to the joys of culture. We constantly strive to expose our students to a wide range of cultural activities, which include music, art, geography. We also have partnered up with Mass Audobon Broadmoor to bring a great nature experience here to our classrooms weekly with Mr. Ken.

 
 
 
 

Wayland, ma Calendar of events

 
 
 

our Montessori teachers

 
Born and raised in Northern California, Aman has a BA from the University of California, Sacramento and a Master’s from the University of California, Davis. Aman received her AMI Diploma from the Montessori Institute of San Diego. Her hobbies include baking, traveling, and reading. Email:   waylandmontessori@gmail.com

Born and raised in Northern California, Aman has a BA from the University of California, Sacramento and a Master’s from the University of California, Davis. Aman received her AMI Diploma from the Montessori Institute of San Diego. Her hobbies include baking, traveling, and reading. Email: waylandmontessori@gmail.com

aman purewal

Sanj is originally from California and has a BA from the University of California, Sacramento. Sanj received his AMI training from the Montessori Training Center of New England. He enjoys exploring the great outdoors, cooking, and going on road trips.

Sanj is originally from California and has a BA from the University of California, Sacramento. Sanj received his AMI training from the Montessori Training Center of New England. He enjoys exploring the great outdoors, cooking, and going on road trips.

sanj purewal

 
 
 
Julia attended an AMI accredited school from Primary through Upper Elementary. Even in her adult life, she fondly recalls her memories at Montessori and realizes the validity and potency of a strong Montessori education for children. Julia graduated from Lesley University Art & Design with a Bachelors in Illustration and a minor in Art Therapy and has plans to pursue her Masters in Early Childhood Education there. In her experience working with children, Julia strives to promote creative freedom, exploration and expression in young minds with her strong knowledge of traditional media.

Julia attended an AMI accredited school from Primary through Upper Elementary. Even in her adult life, she fondly recalls her memories at Montessori and realizes the validity and potency of a strong Montessori education for children. Julia graduated from Lesley University Art & Design with a Bachelors in Illustration and a minor in Art Therapy and has plans to pursue her Masters in Early Childhood Education there. In her experience working with children, Julia strives to promote creative freedom, exploration and expression in young minds with her strong knowledge of traditional media.



julia Beach

Tyla was born in South Africa and lived in London for several years where she attended a Montessori school. She later relocated to Weston, where she attended high school. Tyla studied elementary education with a focus in mathematics at Lesley University. She has a deep appreciation and curiosity for different cultures and brings that into the classroom whenever she can. She loves to continue to travel and learn more about the world around her.

Tyla was born in South Africa and lived in London for several years where she attended a Montessori school. She later relocated to Weston, where she attended high school. Tyla studied elementary education with a focus in mathematics at Lesley University. She has a deep appreciation and curiosity for different cultures and brings that into the classroom whenever she can. She loves to continue to travel and learn more about the world around her.



tyla corfield

 
 
 
Erika grew up in New Jersey and has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Connecticut and her AMI Primary Credentials from the Montessori Training Center Northeast as well and her AMI Certificate as a Primary Assistant.

Erika grew up in New Jersey and has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Connecticut and her AMI Primary Credentials from the Montessori Training Center Northeast as well and her AMI Certificate as a Primary Assistant.



Erika Illyes

Tracy Alfonso Yoga Instructor: Tracy recently has transitioned from her role as a 4th grade classroom teacher to a full time yoga and meditation teacher. She has participated on panels and leads workshops on bringing mindfulness into the classroom for Kripalu and the Massachusetts Teachers Association. When not teaching or practicing yoga, Tracy can be found spending time with her four nieces and nephews, training for a half marathon, or relaxing on the beach.

Tracy Alfonso Yoga Instructor: Tracy recently has transitioned from her role as a 4th grade classroom teacher to a full time yoga and meditation teacher. She has participated on panels and leads workshops on bringing mindfulness into the classroom for Kripalu and the Massachusetts Teachers Association. When not teaching or practicing yoga, Tracy can be found spending time with her four nieces and nephews, training for a half marathon, or relaxing on the beach.

tracy alfonso

 
 
 
Emma is a grew up in Wayland and has taught in the local public schools and also has worked at Pegasus. She has her B.A. in Psychology from Brandeis. She loves music, dancing, and reading. The children love when Emma plays the Ukulele!

Emma is a grew up in Wayland and has taught in the local public schools and also has worked at Pegasus. She has her B.A. in Psychology from Brandeis. She loves music, dancing, and reading. The children love when Emma plays the Ukulele!

Emma Silberman

Stacey Peasley- Music Instructor: Stacey has performed before audiences and been a professional singer for over fifteen years. Lately her audiences are a bit shorter but no less enthusiastic. A teacher for twenty years and a proud winner of a Parents’ Choice Award, Creative Child Magazine Award, and Nickelodeon Parent’s Connect Award! Stacey is thrilled to combine her love of children and music into a lively act that engages kids and creates memorable and fun sing-along songs. Please click on this link to go to one of Stacey’s upcoming shows:   www.staceypeasley.com

Stacey Peasley- Music Instructor: Stacey has performed before audiences and been a professional singer for over fifteen years. Lately her audiences are a bit shorter but no less enthusiastic. A teacher for twenty years and a proud winner of a Parents’ Choice Award, Creative Child Magazine Award, and Nickelodeon Parent’s Connect Award! Stacey is thrilled to combine her love of children and music into a lively act that engages kids and creates memorable and fun sing-along songs. Please click on this link to go to one of Stacey’s upcoming shows: www.staceypeasley.com

stacey peasley