What is Montessori?

Many parents come to us with basic questions about Montessori. How is it different from other forms of education? What do children get out of a Montessori education? We offer answers to these questions and more.

Planting the Seeds of Learning

What Children Get Out Of Montessori


How to Raise an Amazing Child is a practical parenting program to help build a calm and happy home life with your child, from birth through age six. Written by the President of the Montessori Foundation, this book is packed with creative activities to help children discover more about their world--as well as foster independence, concentration, and respect for others. Order online.

The Montessori Way is a lovely, clear, and fully illustrated overview of Montessori education from infant-toddler programs through the secondary level. This book is only available from the Montessori Foundation Publications Center. If you are a parent, teacher, or university educator looking to gain a clear understanding of the Montessori approach, this book will be a delightful addition to your library. Order online.

Tomorrow's Child is the magazine for Montessori families around the world. Each issue is filled with articles that address the questions parents most often ask about Montessori schools and Montessori in the home. subscribe online

Tomorrow's Child OnLine: A Free Benefit for Standing Bulk Order & Electronic Subscribers Tomorrow's Child OnLine: Our parent resource center provides you with many other free articles and video presentations on effective parenting and how to incorporate a Montessori way of life into your daily family routines. Hosted by the Foundation's Parent Education Director, Lorna McGrath, there are many short video clips on critical issues of parenting. This added benefit is available to bulk subscribers and electronic subscribers.

The Montessori Foundation is pleased to offer it's library of parent interest articles to the global community.


Articles About Montessori Education

Articles About Parenting The Montessori Way

Other Topics of Interest to Parents


America (and, increasingly the rest of the world) is currently obsessed with competition and external standards. As a result, many Montessori schools have modified Montessori by giving letter grades at the elementary level to be more reassuring to anxious parents. We recommend against this practice, although we acknowledge it is a fairly wide spread occurrence.

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Useful Resources for the Outcomes of Montessori Education


High School Outcomes for Montessori Students : Link to article in Journal of Research in Childhood Education, "High School Outcomes for Students in a Public Montessori Program.

This research shows significantly higher math/science scores for high school students who attended Montessori programs to 5th grade.

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My daughter, now 8 years old, brought me to Montessori.  She began at a Montessori school when she was 3 years old.  I was amazed at how she transformed from an active child who always seemed to be getting into trouble into one who was confident and responsible.  She was more independent than ever, but learned to channel her energy.  Rather than being bored, she had become focused and content.


When she finished her three years in the Montessori primary classroom, we realized it was  time to make a change.  Her Montessori school did not offer an elementary program.  Our local public school is consistently rated in the top 10 in the state.  Our older daughter went to the local school.  It seemed like an easy decision…she would go to public school.

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Overview of Montessori principles and curriculum

(for non-Montessori trained heads of Montessori schools)



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