Is Apollo Academy like Montessori?

The Apollo Academy uses the best of Montessori methods: mixed-age classrooms, student choice with clear boundaries, large blocks of work time, learning through “discovery” and freedom of movement in the classroom. Then we go three important steps further by using the best 21st century e-Learning tools, immersing learners in real-world projects and adhering to the Socratic method of instruction, which emphasizes asking and answering questions to cultivate critical thinking. Our learners don’t just memorize facts; they learn how to learn, learn how to do, learn how to be, and learn how to live together.