What is Montessori ?

Dr. Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Rome in 1896. She was the first female physician in Italy. Her educational background also included Anthropology, Psychiatry and Biology. Montessori was very interested in children and their development. She observed how the young children could easily construct themselves from the environment provided to them. How the child  easily absorbed information and experiences. She as a scientist, created a learning method and designed special materials to meet the child’s natural needs to adapt to and learn from their world.

In 1907 Maria Montessori opened “Casa Dei Bambini” in San Lorenzo, Italy for the  poor children ages 3 – 6. The children flourished and word of the  “Montessori Method” began to spread throughout the world. In 1929 Dr. Montessori founded Association Montessori International (AMI)  to insure integrity of the principles of the Montessori Method. For a look a the vast journey of her work please enjoy the following links: 

Maria Montessori Timeline Video

Maria Montessori (Wikipedia)

Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori

Famous Graduates of Montessori

Anne Frank – World War II diarist
George Clooney – Famous actor
Jeff Bezos – Founder of Amazon.com
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis – Former U.S. First Lady
Katherine Graham – Owner/editor of The Washington Post
Chelsea Clinton – Daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton
Larry Page and Sergey Brin – Co-Founders of Google
Julia Child – World famous chef
Sean “P. Diddy” Combs – Ceo of Bad Boy Records, rapper
Prince William and Prince Harry – Sons of the late Princes Diana and Prince Charles


Famous supporters of The Montessori Method

Alexander Graham Bell
Jean Piaget
Sigmund Freud
Thomas Edison
Mahatma Gandhi
Helen Keller