When my children were at a Montessori school and I attended back to school nights, I wished that I could go back to school too.
Now that my children attend a public school (and a really excellent public school at that) and I attend a back to school night, I’m grateful that my own school years are over.
Montessori is an invitation to learn; traditional schooling is a factory exercise in stuffing information into children. I’m confident that my children will do well, because they are bright, loved and in a very nice, high-quality environment. But Montessori children get that little extra something that makes learning an exciting journey instead of mere drudgery.