Parents come to us at White Bear Montessori when they want an education for their children that is more than just academics. Montessori is a great way to accomplish this goal, but we recognize that it's not the only education philosophy that has merit. The progressive approaches that both Montessori and Waldorf offer young children have been tried and tested for almost 100 years but have very different educational philosophies. So what are the differences? I will walk you through both approaches so you can make a decision for yourself.