The Montessori Methodology is based on the upmost respect
towards children's development and AMI
provides the principles and practices that Montessori
organisations must follow. You can read all about authentic
Montessori education in AMI's website.
Through its affiliated
societies in each country AMI supports teachers, schools and
families in undersandting the Montessori Methodology. Asociación Montessori Española
(AME) has compiled a list
of schools in Spain that follow the principles and practices of
authentic Montessori education. On their website they offer a list
of aspects that a school must implement if they called themselves
Montessori (in Spanish).
When looking for a Montessori school, here is a checklist of the very
basic Montessori principles that an authentic Montessori school must follow:
A foundation of respect towards children drives
the school. Children are valued, listened to, and respected
as individuals. Never use punishments, rewards, praise or any other type of
Lead teachers in every environment hold an
AMI certification for the age-range they are teaching.
Montessori programs have multi-age classrooms
for all the levels and contain a complete set
of approved materials to support the Montessori curriculum.
A culture of cooperation over competition is the
cultivated between the children and the wider school community.
The greater goal of peace education, respect towards
society and sustainable development is pursued. Check out
stratic plan 2018-23.
Above all, before deciding on a Montessori school for your child, we strongly
recommend visiting the school to understand their values
and whether they are a good fit for your family.