Relevant
& respectful
education in
this 21st Century
Relevant
& respectful
education in
this 21st Century
Relevant
& respectful
education in
this 21st Century
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& respectful
education in
this 21st Century
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Eden Montessori International School in Albufeira is the first of its kind in Portugal, offering authentic Montessori education in both English and Portuguese for children in groups of ages 3-6 years and 6-9 years. Eden is now taking applications for the 2018/2019 scholastic year, enrol your child here.

Why Eden?

Eden truly prepares children for the real world and not one stuck in the industrial age.  Through an authentic Montessori offering our students have a firm foundation with values grounded in respect, love and care for all, setting the stage for the world to be a better place.  Eden embraces the Montessori philosophy and method and as such will have the following positive effects on your child/ren:
  • Instill a love of learning
  • Encourage self-discipline
  • Nurture self-confidence and independence
  • Improve concentration
  • Learning through discovery and autonomous choices
  • Instill a sense of compassion and empathy for others
  • Encourage a love of order
  • Provide a bilingual environment (English & Portuguese)

Our Story

Eden Montessori International School was birthed from a yearning to provide relevant, respectful education to children in this 21st century. A group of like-minded families united to find a way to allow our children to flourish, learn and grow in freedom. From a growing dissatisfaction with what mainstream education and its “one size fits all” approach has to offer we searched for an education system that is inclusive and respectful to children, and that also nurtures independence and a love of learning while offering a child freedom of choice within limits. We found Montessori and the rest, as they say, is history!

Our Mission

Our Mission at Eden Montessori International School is to ensure the scholarly success of our students, offering authentic Montessori education that reflects the work and pedagogy of Dr. Maria Montessori with enthusiasm, integrity and relevance. We support the natural development of the human being from birth until maturity, allowing children to become transformational elements in society

Our EDEN

is a diversified landscape

Our MONTESSORI

means academic excellence

Our SCHOOL

is our community
and we aim for connection

The Philosophy & Method

Montessori is not just a different way of schooling with more freedom, as many are lead to believe. It is, in fact, an entirely different way of thinking about children and learning. Montessori education follows the neurological development of the human brain, taking advantage of what Maria Montessori referred to as “sensitive periods” for learning a particular skill. If a child is in the right environment during these “windows of opportunity” for learning they will learn the skill without even having to be taught; they literally absorb it from what they are being exposed to in their environment. Maria Montessori referred to “The Absorbent Mind” from birth until the age of 6, within which time the mind absorbs these skills (or knowledge) effortlessly from the environment.

History of Montessori

Maria Montessori, a 20th century educational pioneer and the first female physician in Italy, developed what has become known as the Montessori method. From her interest in human development and through observations and findings of how children learn, she was inspired to return to the University of Rome to study psychology and philosophy. She developed a sensory-based curriculum with hands on materials.

Programs

Childrens House

3-6 Years
“Help them to help themselves”

Lower Elementary

6-9 Years
“Allowing children to take responsibility.”

Extracurricular

3-9 Years
“Aftercare and extracurricular activities”

Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to contact us

Contact Form

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Phone Us

00351 289 513 294

EDEN Montessori Information Session

Sunday
July 15 10:30 – 14:30

Bring your friends and come and hear about our exciting new bilingual Montessori school - opening in September 2018. Meet the team and hear about how a Montessori education can benefit your child.

Our EDEN

is a diversified landscape

Our MONTESSORI

means, academic excellence

Our SCHOOL

is our community
and we aim for connection

Phone Us

00351 289 513 294

Where to find us

Estr. de Vale de Pedras,
8200-317 Albufeira,
Portugal