Some photos from a great little Montessori school in St. Paul. One of the interesting parts of getting to photograph different schools is that I get to see and learn a little bit about different teaching and learning philosophies. For instance, I learned here that Montessori schools generally have mixed-age rooms for children 2.5/3-6 and they’re often called Houses, whereas the infant/toddler classes are called Communities. Having a variety of ages lets the younger kids learn from the older ones and the older ones to strengthen their skills through teaching.
Of course, there’s a WHOLE lot more to it than that but hey, someone’s gotta take the photos!