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Congratulations To Pines Montessori On Becoming An IMC Accredited School

Congratulations To Pines Montessori On Becoming An IMC Accredited School

In March of 1977, a group of families formed The Kingwood Montessori Foundation. The school was originally organized as a for-profit primary school in a rented space in a shopping center in Kingwood, TX. In 1983, Pines Montessori School was offered the opportunity to purchase the property where it currently resides, also in Kingwood. The […]

Children Learn Best When Parents Learn With Them

Children Learn Best When Parents Learn With Them

I used to think that our school’s mission was solely about each student and his/her learning; now I know that our mission also includes the parent as a learner. My personal journey from “I used to think…but now I know” occurred through observation and research during my 30 years in leadership at Kingsley Montessori in […]

The Montessori Difference: Understanding Its Essential Elements

The Montessori Difference: Understanding Its Essential Elements

“The first essential for the child’s development is concentration. It lays the whole basis for his character and social behavior.” (Montessori, 1988, p.202) Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952) believed that children have an inner directive for their optimum self-construction and that concentration is the key to their natural development. This was perhaps one of her major […]

A Letter From The Executive Director

A Letter From The Executive Director

Dear IMC Members: We begin 2019 having completed 20 years of the International Montessori Council’s presence and impact in the Montessori community! As I look forward to the next 20 years, I wonder what the state of Montessori education will be 20 years hence.  Will we continue to build bridges across schools, organizations, and pedagogies? […]

STEM and Montessori

STEM and Montessori

Do you ever question or are asked, “How do STEM and Montessori overlap?” or “Should I choose a STEM or Montessori school for my child?” We’ll take a look at how Montessori incorporates STEM philosophy, and what you can do next.

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International Festival At International Montessori School

International Festival At International Montessori School

Each June, the IMS Community, supported by our Parent Teacher Association, hosts a joyous cultural gathering of our diverse community: the beloved International Festival. This chance to take a mini tour of the world in the school hall is always embraced by our children and parents alike. Dressed in their own traditional attire, they get […]

Montessori and Advocacy: Next Steps

Montessori and Advocacy: Next Steps

In Volume 20, Issue 1- 2018 Montessori Leadership, we outlined a process for beginning this important work at the state level. Starting with common characteristics of active state organizations, we offered suggestions for determining the greatest need for the Montessori community in your state, the importance of narrowing goals with a clear, well-defined Action Plan […]

On The Road With Maria

On The Road With Maria

Maria Montessori has been a constant presence in my life for over 30 years. All four of my sons are Montessori students. I’ve seen and sensed the impact that Montessori has had on them and on me, as a parent, educator, and leader. Founding Kingsley Montessori (Boston, Massachusetts) in 1986, serving as Chair of the […]