A Free Public Choice for the Montessori Philosophy

Voice: Leader

Region: San Diego Region

Organization: Bella Mente Montessori Academy

"In a Montessori philosophy, the students lead their own learning," says Erin Feeley, Executive Director Bella Mente Montessori Academy, who speaks about how Montessori helps students lead themselves to grow from their strengths and weaknesses and the need for this type of learning to be available to all kids, not just those that can afford it. "This type of program was not being offered, it was only for students who could afford private school. They really needed a charter school, a free public choice for the Montessori philosophy."