In Montessori, a carefully prepared environment is key. The development of infants, children and young people is stimulated by action, and interaction, within their environment. What is offered in the environment will, thus, largely determine how children develop intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.
That is why the learning environment in our school is prepared to enable infants, children and young people to learn through their own activity. We give them as much freedom and independence as possible for their age and stage. However, the level of freedom must match the children’s ability to regulate and discipline themselves. Our children work with resources and activities that capture their interest and initiate cycles of purposeful activity that require concentration and judgement.
The Montessori School of Mallorca is placed in an old windmill on an estate of 3,000 square meters on the outskirts of Santa Maria del Cami, a beautiful village of 6,000 inhabitants in the centre of the island. Our mill, ‘El Molí de Son Gulla,’ was built over 400 years ago and is full of history.
In Santa Maria there are six wind-powered flour mills that have been preserved and are listed buildings. Santa Maria’s wind-powered flour mills were built in the 18th and 19th centuries. The windmills of Mallorca are a legacy of its pre-industrial society, which harnessed the forces of nature to drive its economic activity. As technology progressed, these structures were progressively abandoned. Many of them fell into ruin or were converted. This folk heritage has become an identifying feature of the landscape and of Mallorca’s historical heritage. Find out more about the history of our windmill.
Safe parking area
To make sure that you can drop off and pick up your children in a stress-free and safe manner, the school provides a large parking area with direct and safe access to the premises.
Santa Maria is located in the centre of the island and has excellent connections from the capital, Palma, and other places by road and train. Our school is easily accessible from highway Ma-13, which connects Palma with Inca, and is two minutes walking distance from the train station.