International Montessori programs

For children from 15 months to 12 years old.

Why Montessori works

The simplest reason the Montessori Method works is that it meets the developmental needs of children.

With Montessori theory and practice, each child creates a custom course of study through self-selected activities, guided by a trained Montessori teacher in a carefully designed environment.

Casa del Mar Montessori Marbella offers an authentic Montessori education following the principles and practices established by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).

  • Mixed Age Classrooms: Placing children in mixed age groups, corresponding to planes of development, allows them to relate to children who are both older and younger. It also allows them to develop and learn at their own pace and so that a child is not labeled as either behind or gifted simply because they acquire a concept a little earlier or a little later than same age peers.
  • Developmental: Awareness of the needs and abilities during specific times of development allows for optimal engagement and learning for the child.
  • Child-centered: The classroom community is child-centered rather than adult-centered.
  • Active Learning: Learning is experiential at all levels. The use of self-correcting materials allows children to manipulate and explore at their own pace and experience satisfaction and develop self-confidence with success.
  • Multimodal Learning: Learning happens through movement, touch, sight and sound. From 6 years old the learning is not limited to the materials in the classroom and many learning and outings are planned by the children to pursue their interest.

Infant Community

Children between 15 months and 3 years old join the Infant community. The environment is prepared to meet the needs of this stage of development and foster independence, psychomotor development and language acquisition. And, more importantly, their individual personality is respected.

Children’s House

Children between the ages of 3 and 6 are in a special time of their life, they are developing their personality. They are sensorial learners and curious explorers and the learning happens through concrete experiences in the environment: seeing, hearing, smelling, touching and learning through all their senses.

Elementary Program

From 6 to 12 years old.

Around the age of 6, children progress to greater independence, they start showing capabilities of abstraction and great interest in social and community life. This are signs of them transitioning to the second plane of development. The Elementary program covers the need of this plane of development. Critical thinking, teamwork, accountability and creativity are at the foundation of this program's curriculum, which only's limit is the universe itself!