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Why Montessori?

Dr. Maria Montessori’s original observations of children, over one hundred years ago, stand true today: that children are naturally good, peaceful, and motivated to learn. The scientific principles of observation, analysis, reflection, and action helped her to develop specific materials and methods for serving children. We believe these same principles can be used by parents, to prepare an optimal environment for our children to thrive. 

Who was Maria Montessori?

Maria Montessori was an Italian physician and educational theorist in the early twentieth century whose observations of children revolutionized the field of early childhood education. The first female physician in Italy, Montessori had few opportunities to practice medicine and found herself working in large institutions with individuals with intellectual impairments. Montessori applied the same principles of the scientific method to her practice with young children in the institution, experimenting with materials, language, and learning structures until she identified a strategy through which the institutionalized children were able to pass and excel on state achievement tests. Her curiosity led her to apply these same strategies with typically developing children. 


Over the next thirty years, Montessori continued to refine her model, lecturing on children’s development and learning around the world. Often received as a radical, Montessori nonetheless inspired a generation of teachers to create classrooms of their own, following her original principles and, over time, leading to the establishment of thousands of Montessori schools across the US and around the world. Today, the Montessori Method has been incorporated into schools of all kinds: private and public, small and large, and expanded to serve children as young as infancy and through the high school years.

​A substantial number of creative and innovative people have been educated in Montessori schools. They include:

  • Larry Page and Sergey Brin – the founders of Google

  • Jeff Bezos – the founder of

  • Stephen Curry - Basketball player with Golden State Warriors

  • Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis – former first lady with President John F. Kennedy

  • Sean ‘P.Diddy’ Combs – rapper/performer

  • Prince William, Prince Harry, Prince William's son Geoge currently attends a Montessori school

  • Julia Child – author, chef, TV cooking shows

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Nobel Prize winner for Literature

  • Anne Frank – author, diarist from World War II

"I think [our success] was part of [Montessori] training of not following rules and orders, and being self motivated, questioning what's going on in the world and doing things a little bit differently." -Larry Page, CEO of Google
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