What is Montessori?

The International Montessori Index was created to provide detailed comparative information in order to select a school or training center. Details are given to aid parents in looking for a school that follows Dr. Montessori's teachings, and all Montessori training centers and organizations have been invited to become official members of The International Montessori Index and to share their specifics details for comparison with others. Those listed on this site have welcomed the opportunity to make themselves available in this way.

Montessori is a revolutionary method of observing and supporting the natural development of children. Montessori educational practice helps children develop creativity, problem solving, social, and time-management skills, to contribute to society and the environment, and to become fulfilled persons in their particular time and place on Earth.

The basis of Montessori practice in the classroom is respected individual choice of research and work, and uninterrupted concentration rather than group lessons led by an adult. As you read through these pages you will discover the unique practices that make Montessori the fastest growing and most successful method of education today.

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