National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector

The Census Project

The Montessori Census Project

How many public Montessori schools are there?

After two years of data collection, we have a snapshot of public Montessori schools in the United States in 2014. We relied on email, phone calls, online surveys, and personal appeals to collect data as widely, and as accurately, as possible from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. You can find a summary of our findings here: Public Montessori School Census Highlights.

The numbers are constantly evolving, however. Our platform, fortunately, allows schools to modify their information as necessary. More recently, the census has been expanded to include all schools, independent and public. We also have expanded the number of items in the census—30 at present—to acquire a deeper understanding of Montessori in the United States. Early completers of the census also have the opportunity to answer the additional questions and add to their database. School leaders can make any additions or modifications at the USA Montessori Census Project.

A new feature is that state and regional associations can use our database to create their own maps of Montessori. The Ohio Montessori Alliance is the first organization to take advantage of this feature. They now have a map on their website of all Montessori schools in Ohio. They also took advantage of the ability to use the census to ask specific state-level questions of their members. If your organization would like to do this, please contact us using our Contact Form.

Add Your School to the USA Montessori Census

Register Your School with the USA Montessori Census Project: If you like to add your school to the map, please register or claim your school with the USA Montessori Census.