Montessori in the News

A Montessori education provides the foundation for a lifetime of achievement. Montessori students are exceptionally prepared for success as they move through every stage of life, and as adults, they possess the real-world skills necessary to excel in business and other professional communities. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Enjoy these articles from education journals, news outlets, bloggers and social influencers highlighting the many advantages of a Montessori Education.

What to Know About Montessori Preschools
The New York Times’ parenting’s guide to early education | August 20, 2019 | Melinda Wenner Moyer

“Montessori preschool classrooms usually look quite different from “traditional” preschool classrooms. For one thing, kids ages 3 to 6 all work in the same room, so the younger ones can learn from their elders and the older children can develop a sense of leadership and authority.” Read the entire article

The Montessori Comeback
Forbes | March 327, 2019 | Emily Langhorne

“Dr. Montessori based her educational philosophies, including the materials and classroom setup she developed, on her scientific observations. She discerned six distinct stages of development – birth to age three, age three to six, age six to nine, age nine to 12, age 12 to 15 and age 15 to 18 – and thought that children’s learning progresses naturally during these development stages rather than by grade level.” Read the entire article

Free Play or Flashcards? New Study Nods to More Rigorous Preschools
The New York Times | May 30, 2017 | Dana Goldstein

“In Montessori schools…children are allowed to spend long stretches of the day in freely chosen activities, like painting or sorting colorful beads. Teachers generally do not lecture, but they do impart academic concepts, like how to sound out words, by inviting children to participate in one-on-one or small group lessons.” Read the entire article

Montessori Schools Offer Big Lessons For ‘Managers’
Forbes | August 30, 2016 | Ashoka Contributor

“Did you know that children at Montessori schools regularly out-perform those who graduate from traditional schools? And that some of the leading innovators in the world, including Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales credit their ability to think differently to their Montessori educations?” Read the entire article

7 Tech Innovators Who Became Wildly Successful After Going To Montessori School
Business Insider | March 4, 2014 | Caroline Moss

“Throughout history, tech innovators have had lots of common traits. They’re bright, outside-the-box thinkers, creative, and open-minded about the future. But here’s something you may not know about the tech founders listed below: they all went to Montessori school.” Read the entire article

The Single Most Innovative Concept in Education is at Least 100 Years Old
Quartz | May 30, 2013 | Bobby George and June George

“While [thinking every student should have the opportunity to learn at his or her own pace] is a radical idea, perhaps the single most innovative concept in the history of education, we have some news: It’s at least 100 years old. Italian physician Maria Montessori pioneered this novel approach to education…Her greatest insight? That everyone learns differently, and at their own pace. We’re natural learners, she said, born with an insatiable curiosity.” Read the entire article

The Similarities Between Montessori And Digital Learning
Teach Thought | December 26, 2012 | Carri Schneider

“While a surface look at Montessori learning and digital learning reveals obvious differences, a deep-dive into their undergirding principles reveal a set of very similar core values. Interestingly, these shared values manifest in similar ways…Both high-quality digital learning and Montessori education prioritize the personalization of learning and create systems that allow for customization of content and instruction.” Read the entire article

Is Montessori the Origin of Google and Amazon?
Forbes | August 2, 2011 | Steve Denning

“Montessori puts the student at the center. It is proven to work…it’s working on every inhabited continent, at every economic level. The approach is over 100 years old but the ideas are timeless. The world is finally catching up with Maria Montessori’s insights.” Read the entire article

Montessori Builds Innovators
Harvard Business Review | July 25, 2011 | Andrew McAfee

“No matter how young you are, after you see five beads on a wire next to 25 arranged in a square and 125 in a cube, you have a grasp of 52 and 53 that doesn’t leave you. And after you hold the five-cube in one hand and the ten-cube in another, the power of taking something to the third power becomes very real. One is eight times as heavy as the other!” Read the entire article