Southside Montessori Elementary School

Director: Lael Sheahan
Phone: 509-624-1316

Address Info:
physical location:
3220 S Grand Blvd
Spokane, WA 99203

mailing address:
PO Box 8379
Spokane, WA 99203

Montessori vs Traditional

Comparison of Montessori and traditional education:

Hands on learning Teacher as a source of info
Uninterrupted work periods Frequent interruptions
Integrated curriculum Limited curriculum
Fostering of curiousity Emphasis on conformity
Emphasis on individuality Peer comparison
Progress at individual rate Annual promotion
Strong school/home ties Little parent involvement
Children both lead and follow Teachers lead
Physical, cognitivem, spiritual, emotional  needs served equally Physical needs met
Community atmosphere Little socialization
Individualized lessons/large group lessons Large group lessons
Child centered schedule Adult centered schedule
This list is credited to a Montessori website: