Bambino Montessori House of Children

C-1192, Aravalli Marg, Lucknow, India

We are sorry to inform that our school has been closed permanently from April 2009 !

We are now working with City International School which also uses some of the Montessori Method and Material in the Pre-Primary sections.


A pre-primary school for children of 2½ - 6 years.

No stress, no tests, no exams, no homework.

But lots of singing and creative activities ...

... with Montessori Method and Material.

 

A Child learns by ... 

Children learn what they live

Four Stages of Development

School Timing and Fees

Newspaper article (Hindi)

Photo Albums

The following is a PDF file at an external link:
Research finds students excel with Montessori Method..  

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Bambino Montessori House of Children is a Christian school in Lucknow, India, founded to serve the small children and provide them a place for learning and also building their moral character. The word ‘Bambino’ means small children in Italian Language and we want to follow the principle laid down in the Bible which says, Train a child in the way he should go and when he is older he shall not depart from it.
As Dr. Montessori believed that education is an aid to life, so we at the Bambino School believe in the overall development of the child
and therefore offer the child much more than just academic help. The aims of the school are:
   ●  The Bambino Montessori School strives to  serve the child by
        providing him a specially prepared environment for learning.
   ●  To help him build his moral character to serve the nation.
   ●  To help parents understand the various needs of the child.
   ●  To have workshops to promote the Montessori Method for the
        betterment of the child.
As the logo of the school suggests we want to follow the child and be there to guide him.
The Montessori method was started by Dr. Maria Montessori who was one of the greatest educationists of the 20th Century. Trained in various disciplines her approach to education was scientific and her discoveries were verified through observation and experimentation.
She came to India in 1939 and worked here for nearly 10 years. Even though she introduced the Method so early to India it is not being practised in the way she advocated. Quite recently the method has become popular again. The method has found successful application the world over. The Montessori approach conceives of education as aid offered to life. Keeping this in mind the approach has three unique
aspects:

The prepared environment

    A Montessori classroom is created for the child. In it the child is free to move, and speak and to work at his own development. He works and interacts with children of mixed ages in an atmosphere of helpfulness and cooperation. The environment is designed with all his needs in mind.

Montessori Materials

    The scientifically designed material is laid out in the classroom within easy reach of the child’s eyes and hands. The use of the material is demonstrated to the child who enjoys the purposeful activities it offers. The child uses the material to build his intelligence.

The Adult

    In a Montessori environment there is no teacher. The adult prepares the environment and the material and puts the child in touch with both. The adult is the guardian of the rights of the child and a helper who understands his needs. The adult observes the child at work and helps him to help himself.

 

    The activities offered in the Montessori environment broadly encompass four fields.

Exercises of Practical Life

    The activities of daily living are an essential part of the educational process. In learning to care for himself and his environment the child builds independence and co-ordination. When the child polishes brass or sweeps the floor he gathers rich experience and learns to achieve fulfilment through simple tasks.

Sensorial Activities

    The scientifically designed sensorial materials make interesting activities possible and the child uses his senses to gain knowledge. He becomes keenly aware of his environment and is able to classify the various properties of matter (e.g. shapes, colours).

Mathematics

    In the Montessori classroom the child enjoys mathematics. He is offered activities which help him to move from concrete experience to abstract ideas of quantities and operations. The pace of work is individualised. Concepts are grasped easily without pressure.

Language

    Language learning is vital to the child’s progress. In the Montessori classroom the needs of the child are always kept in mind. Verbal activities are offered and the child is prepared for reading and writing from the time he enters school but without drudgery. The child becomes aware of every aspect of language - sounds, words, sentences, self expression.  

 

    Apart from all this the child will be involved in a lot of other activities like singing, dancing, drama, art work etc. From time to time the school will also try and take the children for field trips to interesting places.