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The mission of The Montessori Foundation is to inspire, nurture, and support the development of strong Montessori schools worldwide.

The Foundation works with educational leaders, teachers, and school board members to promote the groundbreaking insights and educational approach pioneered by Dr. Maria Montessori, the world-famous physician who pioneered modern brain research and began a revolution in educational reform around the world.

The Montessori Foundation also serves as a source of information, advice, and assistance to parents who are interested in Montessori education, or who have children currently attending Montessori schools.

As we often say:

We’re here to help!

The Montessori Foundation is a non-profit educational organization that nurtures, inspires, and supports the development of strong, successful Montessori schools around the world. We also serve as a trusted source of information and Montessori programs for families.

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The Montessori Family Alliance is an international network of Montessori parents, teachers, and friends of Montessori. who want to learn more about how to support their children at school and at home with 24/7 access to information when you need it.  LEARN MORE

The International Montessori Council (IMC) is a professional organization of Montessori educators and schools. The IMC offers school mentorship, school accreditation, and a wide-range of resources and programs for professional development. organization. LEARN MORE

The 26th Annual Montessori Foundation | International Montessori Council Annual Conference

NOVEMBER 3 – 6, 2022

The Vinoy | St. Petersburg, FL

Montesssori: Mindfully Living,
Working, Playing with Passion and Purpose

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Montessori for Every Family

Lorna McGrath &
Tim Seldin

Montessori 101

The Montessori
Foundation Staff


The Parenting Puzzle

Lorna McGrath
The Montessori Foundation

These are samples of some of our latest posts.

Beyond Bribes, Rewards, and Punishments

Beyond Bribes, Rewards, and Punishments

     A Montessori Approach to Clean... Beyond Rewards, Bribes, & Punishment A Montessori Approach to Building Intrinsic Motivation 42 ways that the Montessori approach builds intrinsic discipline in our children. by Simone Davies In my last article on a Montessori...

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

  Most of us are aware that the United Nations adopted a declaration on the universal rights of the child, but many of us have not read it. Here is the introduction and the link to the full text. We encourage you to revisit it from time to time and reflect on the...

An Online Montessori School for Teens

An Online Montessori School for Teens

Editor’s Note: Families have been inspired by Montessori to home-school their children for years. The trend seems to be expanding. Something new grew out of the pandemic: online education at the adolescent level that is consciously based on Montessori guidelines. One...

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Want to get involved? We welcome and depend on the gift of time, wisdom, and financial contributions. The Montessori Foundation and the International Montessori Council are non-profit organizations. Gifts of any amount (or kind) to help grow our programs are gratefully accepted.