The National Center for
Montessori in the Public Sector
A Better Way to Educate
After more than a decade of efforts to improve schools by focusing exclusively on a narrow definition of student achievement, Montessori education is capturing the attention of a growing segment of parents, leaders, and educational reformers seeking a better way to educate our nation’s children.
Serving Our Most Vulnerable Families
Since 1907, when the first school opened as part of an urban renewal project in the tenements of Rome, Montessori has played a role in serving our most vulnerable families. Today, there are more than 22,000 Montessori schools worldwide on six continents, and more than 5000 Montessori programs in the US. Approximately 475 of these schools operate in the public sector, serving families from every class and culture in tuition free programs in 50 states and the territory of Puerto Rico.
Strengthening and Sustaining a Growing Movement
New insights on brain development and student engagement have converged with evidence documenting successful public Montessori programs, sparking an exponential expansion of Montessori in the public sector. NCMPS is supporting this expansion through a comprehensive set of services designed to strengthen and sustain this growing movement.
A Vision of Education
The time is right to move the national conversation toward a vision of education that is unrelentingly committed to the developing mind, body, and spirit of all our nation’s children. The time is right to operationalize a vision of school that brings to all children the kind of education we would want for our own. The time is right for Montessori.