What is Montessori and why are its graduates so successful in life?

Montessori education bears the name of its founder, Dr. Maria Montessori, the first woman in Italy to receive a doctorate in medicine.  Montessori was a physician whose scientific observations led her to create a practical system of education based upon children’s natural tendencies and innate abilities to learn through their own activities.

Guided by the discovery that children will naturally teach themselves when provided the appropriate tools and support, Dr. Montessori designed the first classroom in Rome more than a century ago. Learn more about the story and history of Montessori…

The Montessori approach is designed to serve the intellectual, social, and emotional needs of children through:

  • Addressing the needs of the whole child within a culture of respect
  • Supporting children in following their own paths of interest
  • Challenging every student to achieve their full potential
  • Nurturing the magical joy and curiosity of childhood

Montessori is an enduring model of education that proves what is possible when children are given opportunities to direct their own learning through independent choice and healthy social collaboration, and within an environment of respect. Dr. Montessori’s vision for education has spread to more than 100 countries throughout the world. Research studies and volumes of empirical evidence validate the approach, which is gaining increased notoriety as media attention surrounds the lifelong achievement of its students. Read more about Montessori’s famous alumni…