Montessori is everything you think school should be. It is an education that considers the whole child - the intellectual, social, emotional being. It takes into consideration the individual and the group, teaches independence and provides opportunities for intrinsic motivation to develop. It combines individual, small group and multi level groupings as appropriate in an approach that is supported by beautiful materials and the understanding that each child has different capabilities - it allows them to work to their potential.
Montessori is where you wish you had gone to school.