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Philosophy and Mission
Inly is a partnership of children, teachers and families, dedicated to the joyful discovery of each child's innate capabilities and potential. Our community of learners inspires and nurtures children to become global citizens by embracing the philosophy and methods of Dr. Maria Montessori, in harmony with other compatible and innovative practices.
Montessori Philosophy: Driven by research on child development
Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952) was an early expert on child development. She believed that children are motivated by a natural curiosity and thirst for knowledge. She felt that if a child were allowed to experience the empowerment of learning by his own choice rather than being forced, and if his skills for learning were honed, the child would be in a unique position to maximize his future learning situations.
"The goal of a school should be to cultivate a child's natural desire to learn, not to simply fill the child with facts." - Maria Montessori
Dr. Montessori revolutionized education practice by shifting the paradigm of a teacher-centered system to a learner-centered one. Her belief was that the goal of a school should be to cultivate a child's natural desire to learn, not to simply fill the child with facts. She felt that the discipline in a classroom should be self-discipline, and that children need the opportunity to develop it.