On January 6, 1907, Maria Montessori opened her first school located in Rome. She discovered the “Montessori Method” which is one of the most well-known and widely used educational approaches in existence. The Montessori Method is a method of education that utilizes self-directed activities, collaborative play, and hands-on learning. She taught using physical objects to better prepare children for the real world. For Maria Montessori’s entire biography, watch the moving video below.
Facts About Montessori Schools
- There are over more than 8,000 Montessori schools in the United States and 20,000 Montessori schools word wide!
- Currently, Montessori is one of the most rapidly growing forms of education for young children in the world!
- Children are not compared nor are they competing in Montessori Schools, so there are no grades. Each child advances at his or her own pace through hands-on-learning.
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