What is Montessori Education?

Montessori education transcends traditional teaching methods. It’s a holistic, child-centered approach that views the child as naturally eager for knowledge, capable of initiating learning in a supportive environment. At our Sharanalaya World School, we’ve seamlessly integrated Montessori principles, creating spaces where children feel valued, heard, and actively engaged in their learning journey.

Who Was Maria Montessori?

Dr. Maria Montessori was a visionary beyond her times. As an Italian physician and educator, she observed children’s interactions with their environment, leading her to develop materials and methods that respected each child’s individuality. Her core belief was that children were self-learners, a groundbreaking idea that laid the foundation for Montessori education.
Maria Montessori with Students

Dr. Maria Montessori

Why Teach Montessori?

Montessori education goes beyond academic excellence. It nurtures essential life skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, and emotional intelligence. At Sharanalaya, we’ve seen our students evolve into confident, compassionate, and socially responsible individuals. Our affiliation with the Indian Montessori Centre (IMC) stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to authentic Montessori practices.

10 Principles of Montessori Education

These principles are the pillars upholding the Montessori philosophy

Respect for the Child

More than politeness, it's about acknowledging the child's potential and providing freedom to make choices.

Absorbent Mind

Leveraging the child's innate ability to absorb information, especially during early developmental years.

Sensitive Periods

Recognizing and capitalizing on periods when children are most receptive to learning specific skills.

Educating the Whole Child

A comprehensive approach that nurtures intellectual, physical, emotional, and social facets.

Child Centric

Lessons are tailored to resonate with each child's developmental stage and interests.

Freedom of Movement and Choice

Children are encouraged to move, explore, and choose activities that intrigue them.

Prepared Environment

Spaces are meticulously designed to promote logical thinking and independent learning.

Inner Discipline

The joy of learning is its own reward in Montessori education.


Children are equipped with skills and confidence to think and act autonomously.

Self Directed

The Montessori method empowers children to be in charge of their learning journey.

Lower Elementary School in ECR, Akkarai, Chennai

Inside a Montessori Classroom

A Montessori classroom at Sharanalaya is more than just a space; it’s a dynamic environment. Children collaborate, educators observe and guide, and the room itself is designed to cater to various learning modalities. The hands-on Montessori materials, the freedom to choose, and the structured routines all converge to create a harmonious learning experience.
Parents Learning Program in Sharanalaya ECR

Montessori for Parents

Education at Sharanalaya is a collaborative journey involving parents. Our Montessori approach offers parents insights into their child’s developmental milestones, learning styles, and progress. Regular workshops and interactions ensure parents are integral to their child’s educational journey.
Parents Learning Program in Sharanalaya

Montessori for Teachers

We take pride in our team of over 15+ teachers who are not only highly qualified but also extensively trained in Montessori pedagogy. This deep understanding, combined with our IMC accreditation, ensures that every child receives an authentic Montessori experience.

Sharanalaya's Legacy

Founded in 2001, Sharanalaya has been a beacon of Montessori education for over two decades. Over the years, we have guided more than 1000 students, helping them unlock their potential and nurturing them into well-rounded individuals.

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+91-74182 27774 / +91-74182 27775

For School Related Enquiry

+91 9500090150

We’re conveniently accessible for families residing in Akkarai, Sholinganallur, OMR, and other parts of the ECR region.


FAQs for Sharanalaya World School, Akkarai

Yes, we are proudly accredited by the Indian Montessori Centre (IMC).
We cater to children between the ages of 3 to 12 years at Sharanalaya.And above 12 years of age, from Grade 7 they follow the ICSE Syllabus.
Montessori emphasizes individualized instruction, hands-on learning, and allows children to learn at their own pace.
We encourage parents to visit our Akkarai campus for a detailed tour and interaction with our educators.
The Montessori method is inherently designed to recognize and adapt to individual learning styles. At Sharanalaya, our classrooms are equipped with a variety of Montessori materials that cater to different learning modalities, allowing children to choose activities that resonate with their unique style of learning.
The ‘prepared environment’ is a cornerstone of Montessori education. It refers to a structured and organized space tailored to the child’s size and developmental needs. At Sharanalaya, our classrooms are meticulously set up to promote independence, freedom of choice, and self-directed learning, ensuring every child can explore and learn at their own pace.

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