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.