Grace and Courtesy (Montessori)

by 01 Aug 2023Glossary

Grace and Courtesy (Montessori)

In Montessori education, Grace and Courtesy refers to an integral aspect of Practical Life. This involves lessons that demonstrate positive social behavior, which assist the young child in adapting to a group setting and equip them with the knowledge of socially acceptable behavior. This knowledge is practical and useful both in and out of school.[1]


Montessori Quotes

  • “Our aim is not merely to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core.”[2]
  • “Manners are the expression of dignity and also of independence.”[3]