How to recognize a true Montessori

When Maria Montessori introduced her system of education to the world over 100 years ago, never did she think that she would need to copyright her name to ensure the integrity of its practice. However, today, there is no restriction as to those who can use the Montessori name.

When looking into Montessori schools for your child, please be sure to see that the schools are affiliated with groups such as the American Montessori Society or the Association Montessori Internationale. These groups inspect schools yearly to ensure that the teachers are certified and properly trained in the Montessori philosophy by accredited training programs. This helps ensure that your child will be getting a true Montessori education.

Parker Montessori is the only Montessori school in Parker to be affiliated with the American Montessori Society. We do not mix Montessori with any other philosophy of education- we are pure Montessori.

Montessori classrooms provide a prepared environment where children are free to respond to their natural tendency to work.The prepared environment offers the essential elements for optimal development. The key components comprise the children, teacher and physical surroundings including the specifically designed Montessori educational material.

- AMI Website

Please use the video below as a tool for identifying true Montessori schools.