Why don’t Montessori schools have homework or exams?

The Montessori Method was developed by an Italian physician Dr. Maria Montessori in the early 1900s. Through experimentation with her students, she realised that kids are eager learners. If given the right environment, kids could be encouraged and empowered to become self-directed toward active and independent learning. Unlike many conventional educational philosophies, however, the Montessori Method dismisses standardised tests and grades. Instead, there is a high value placed on ‘children’s work’ through play and curiosity.