Montessori - Overview
“Montessori” is both a name and a recognized system of education. The founder of the system of education, Dr Maria Montessori (1870-1952), was by any measure an extraordinary individual, a mind way before her time, controversial and influential. Her system has shaped the minds of many of our greatest innovators, to name but a few, the founders of Google, Amazon, and Wikipedia.
Hundreds of websites found on the Internet outline the events of Dr Montessori’s life and detail the pros and cons of the system she developed. The system remains controversial but the evidence of the lives of the children who have graduated from Morning Star Montessori speak for themselves.
Morning Star Montessori forms part of a huge global Montessori educational movement, a family dedicated to the promotion of world peace through children.
The first Montessori school was started by Dr Maria Montessori in 1907 in Italy. There are currently approximately 600 Montessori schools in South Africa alone.