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The Montessori Foundation


The Montessori Foundation (a non-profit 501[c]3 organization) was founded in 1992. We work with the entire Montessori community, regardless of affiliation, as well as parents, educators, schools, and schools systems that are interested in learning more about the insights, research, and approach pioneered by Dr. Maria Montessori. As we often say:

We’re here to help!

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Get in touch!

941-932-7088  /  1-800-655-5843

The Montessori Foundation does a lot! Click on an image below,
and take advantage of all that we have to offer.

Dr. Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori (1870 – 1952) was born 100 years ahead of her time. Her work helps to redefine our understanding of childhood, children’s rights, ideal learning, and brain development. This is her condensed life story as we know it from personal experience, research, and oral history.

Customized Professional Development

Staff professional development can be expensive. We offer the convenience of online professional development.

Weekly Webinars

Our free weekly webinars for administrators, teachers, and families began during the pandemic and continue to attract a growing wide and diverse following.

What is Montessori Education?


Find a Montessori School

Take the struggle out of finding a Montessori near you. We’ve done the work for you. Just click on the icon above.

NewGate: The Foundation's Lab School

As the Lab School for The Montessori Foundation, the NewGate School in Sarasota, Florida (infants through grade 12) has access to tremendous resources to implement learning methodologies developed and cultivated by some of the foremost international experts in the authentic Montessori way.

Montessori Organizations

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Conferences and Events

Mark your calendars. This year’s 26th Annual Montessori Conference will be held November 6-9, 2022 at the Vinoy in St. Petersburg, Florida. Watch for more information.

Montessori Leadership Institute

The Montessori Leadership Institute offers a wide range of courses for Montessori educators, school leaders, and trustees. We have developed strong leaders of Montessori schools around the world since 1992. Click here for a complete list of courses.


The confidence the school has gained by the knowledge gained in this course was evident at our latest parent meeting. We were able to answer the parents’ questions with more affirmation and I could see that our confidence gave them confidence in us. Interesting, I just took my first born child off to college this weekend. …


Programs, publications, and resources of invaluable help to your school.

montessori in time of covid

Become a Montessori Teacher

Montessori schools continue to increase worldwide every year. Find a in-person or online teacher training center.

Mobile Friendly Digital Edition of Tomorrow’s Child

We have incorporated your feedback and developed a user experience that is easier to read, especially on mobile devices.
We will continue to provide the flipbook-style PDF for those who prefer to see the magazine layout as it is in print, and we hope you will enjoy the reader-friendly version as well.

Remember, you will need to be logged in to your Montessori Family Alliance (MFA) account to view the magazine.

Not a member of the MFA? No problem! You can sign up easily by clicking here and you can be reading Tomorrow’s Child in 5 minutes along with all the other resources offered by the Montessori Family Alliance.

Get Involved

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.