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Growth of Public Montessori in the United States: 1975-2014

Growth of Public Montessori in the United States: 1975-2014 Four decades of growth The last fifteen years have witnessed a surge of interest in Montessori education. This interest is evident in a rise in research on Montessori, increased mainstream press, and the opening of new Montessori schools. This growth in Montessori programs is evident not just in the private but also in the public sector, where we estimate that over 300 new public Montessori programs have opened since...

Montessori School Design

Montessori School Design Prepared Environments for Learning and Living Learning never takes place in a vacuum. Optimal education requires optimal surroundings, and for more than a century Montessori environments have set the standard for school design that supports deep learning, peaceful and purposeful social development, and vibrant communities of practice. Grounded in core principles of order, respect, and freedom within limits, Montessori environments are intentionally designed to foster concentration, collaboration and community. The moment you step on campus, it’s clear this is a...

The Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards Montessori and the Core Standards – An Initial Alignment and Correlation, completed by Anna Perry, Seton Montessori Institute, and Stacey Edwards, Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE), with the help of countless Montessori and Non-Montessori Advocates under the auspices of the Association of Illinois Montessori Schools (AIMS). Mappings of representative AMI curricula in math and geometry and language to the Common Core State Standards are now available for download from the AMI/USA website. Previously distributed only to AMI members...

Resources for Special Education in Public Montessori Schools

Resources for Special Education in Public Montessori Schools Download PDF: Resources for Special Education in Public Montessori School The following document provides a list of resources and links to Montessori special education topics including evaluation, children and family relationships, an inclusive environment and public policy.  The document can be downloaded and made available as a handout for those eager to learn more. ...

Annie Fisher Montessori Magnet School

Annie Fisher Montessori Magnet School Maintaining Authenticity Amid the Press for Student Achievement In the four years since opening its doors in 2008 as Hartford, Connecticut’s second public Montessori program, Annie Fisher Montessori Magnet School (AFMMS), has found a winning strategy for making Montessori a viable solution to the achievement gap. The solution, it turns out, is to lead with Montessori. Launched as part of then superintendent Steven Adomowski’s “all choice” plan to transform the state’s lowest performing and most segregated school system, Annie...

City Garden Montessori Charter School

City Garden Montessori Charter School Radical Hospitality Since opening its doors in 2008, City Garden Montessori Charter School, St. Louis, Missouri’s only neighborhood charter school, has pursued a single-minded vision of community engagement grounded in Montessori theory and practice and animated by an unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and love. The combination of local connections and unrelenting outreach has come to be known among the City Garden community as “radical hospitality.” CGMS is situated in a racially diverse community and currently serves 300 students...

Starting a Public Montessori School: A Planning Timeline

Classroom Assessment Rubric

Classroom Assessment Rubric These rubrics were developed to assist with charter school audits for the classroom. They are designed to direct the observer’s attention to student engagement, with special focus on the characteristics of purposeful, effortful activity – what is known in Montessori as “work.” Observing Work Engagement Primary/3-6 Classroom In high functioning Montessori environments, the vast majority of students will be engaged in concentrated, independent work with materials the guide (teacher) has prepared and to which the student has been introduced through a...

Students at the Center; Structure at the Forefront: Montessori at a Glance

Students at the Center; Structure at the Forefront: Montessori at a Glance Download PDF: Montessori at a Glance: Students at the Forefront A document to use to highlight to stakeholders how Montessori education constitutes a major shift in how we think about what learning looks like, and how learning environments should be organized to support optimal development. ...

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Montessori in the Public Sector

Frequently Asked Questions Download PDF: Starting a Public Montessori School FAQs What is the difference between Montessori and conventional education? Montessori is a developmental approach to education. Its most significant hallmarks are (1) a child-centered orientation and (2) a highly structured, hierarchical curriculum. The balance of freedom and limits represents a major shift in the organization of the classroom and the role of adults in relation to children’s learning. It also matches the way human beings actually learn. For children six...

National Charter School Resource Center

The National Charter School Resource Center (Resource Center) serves as a national center to provide on-demand resources, information, and technical assistance to support successful planning, authorizing, implementation, and sustainability of high-quality charter schools; to share evaluations on the effects of charter schools; and to disseminate information about successful practices in charter schools. The Resource Center is funded through the U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program. ...