3 Nardin TodayFall 2022 ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME HOMECOMING 30 16 If you drive down West Ferry Street on a nice day, you most likely will see our Montessori students spending time outdoors. Montessori philosophy emphasizes that the outdoor environment is a natural extension of the classroom. In our outdoor environments, children are able to build on their classroom knowledge through the sensorial experiences of nature and through constant contact with the seasons and the natural world.