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Facts About Montessori

Interested in Montessori? Here are some fun facts to consider:

  • There are over 8,000 Montessori schools in the United States and 20,000 Montessori schools word wide.
  • In a Montessori classroom, children of different ages are mixed together.
  • Montessori is one of the fastest growing forms of education for young children in the world.
  • The Montessori method holds that the most important years of education for children are between 0 – 6 years because intelligence is formed within the first 6 years.
  • While some Montessori schools are tied to a religion, most are not (MSCC is not affiliated with any religious belief).
  • Most of a child’s day at a Montessori school is spent in self chosen work.
  • There are no grades or comparison to other children in a Montessori program. Each child advances at his or her own pace through the curriculum.
  • Montessori schools are both public and private; over 200 public schools in the United States offer Montessori programs.
  • Montessori techniques can be used successfully with all children, whether they are gifted, have learning disabilities or other special needs.
  • And of course, there are many famous graduates of Montessori programs such as Larry Page & Sergey Brin (Founders of Google), Jimmy Wales (Founder of Wikipedia), Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (Former First Lady) and Katherine Graham (Owner & Editor of the Washington Post).