Experience and research both indicate that children attending Montessori schools tend to be competent, self-disciplined, socially well-adjusted and happy. They choose to work hard and concentrate well. They treat materials with respect and display patience towards others. They are friendly and the classroom is a cheerful community of children happily helping and teaching each other. They usually love to go to school. These children are therefore well prepared for the transition to Primary schooling and are often the more well-rounded, self-directed students.