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Montessori: Frequently Asked Questions

Montessori: Frequently Asked Questions

Isn’t Montessori elitist? Montessori is an educational philosophy and approach that can be found in all sorts of settings, from the most humble to large, well equipped campuses. In general, Montessori schools consciously strive to create and maintain a diverse student body, welcoming families of every ethnic background and religion, and using scholarships and financial […]

Lost Skills Come Back: Montessori Method Aids Alzheimer’s

Lost Skills Come Back: Montessori Method Aids Alzheimer’s

When Varnadore “Willie” Williamson first came to JABA’s Adult Day Healthcare Center he was still independent. Later, however, his Alzheimer’s had progressed to the point where he could no longer go to the bathroom by himself. He couldn’t unbuckle his belt. Ellen Phipps, director of the healthcare center, went next door to the Montessori School […]

Starting a New Montessori School

Starting a New Montessori School

Starting a World Class Montessori School from the Ground Up The Montessori Foundation and The International Montessori Council receive regular inquiries from people around the world who want to start Montessori schools. While there are some aspects on which we can provide direct support, there are many more aspects that are specific to location. This […]

What? An Evaluation?

o one will ever know your child like you do, and you see aspects of your child that no teacher ever will, but the reverse is also true. Your child’s teacher sees aspects of your child that you may never get to see. Your child’s teacher sees him as he is learning to be part […]

Happy Birthday,  Maria Montessori.

Happy Birthday, Maria Montessori.

On this, the 150th anniversary of your birth, we celebrate your life and express our gratitude. You contributed so much to children’s lives and to all of us who discovered your work as adults. Thank you for patiently observing and listening to the children who taught...
Helping Parents Help Themselves

Helping Parents Help Themselves

The Montessori Foundation, in cooperation with a collaborative set up in mid-March, of this year, is striving to help parents figure out ways to deal with the new reality of Covid 19. For many, you are working from home for the first time. How do you manage your time...
Pandemic Strategies: Family Meetings

Pandemic Strategies: Family Meetings

During the first weeks of the pandemic, The Montessori Foundation began to hold free zoom meetings for parents struggling with a variety of issues.Here is a short review of the Montessori Parent Gathering from April 4, 2020. The presenter was Lorna McGrath, Director...
Strategies for Montessori Home Learning

Strategies for Montessori Home Learning

Review: The World in the Palm of Her HandBy Tim Seldinclick to purchase For parents who want some actual scripting on working with their children at home, we recommend this book. I used it on many occasions with my four granddaughters and they enjoyed the activities...
The Flag of My Heart is Flying at Half Mast

The Flag of My Heart is Flying at Half Mast

Even more, after the news of the past few weeks and most recently, I am afraid for my son, a black man. I am afraid for my two black adopted brothers and for young men of color everywhere, as the world becomes browner. When things occur in the world, I am moved to...