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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.

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 […]

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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.