Sharanalaya follows the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952) and provides a non -sectarian education at all school levels.Montessori at Sharanalaya is a learning process where children are encouraged to develop within boundaries at their own pace in a safe and caring environment. Established world-wide, the Montessori Method has proved successful with children from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds. Montessori has a strong foundation in India as Montessori lived and developed the major part of the elementary program during her exile period in our country. Montessori is based on the child’s innate need to develop intellectual and physical abilities and provides a carefully prepared environment designed to meet and direct this need. Sharanalaya therefore aims to assist in the holistic development of the child – social, emotional, intellectual, physical and cultural – so that the child will be better prepared for life and can adjust to the changing conditions of his/her environment.