“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.”

Maria Montessori


The Montessori School of Mallorca provides children on the Spanish island of Mallorca with a high-quality Montessori education based on the National English Curriculum to foster their independence, critical thinking, creativity, respect and responsibility to self, to others, and to the earth.


The Montessori School of Mallorca started operating in September 2015. Since three years, the school offers high quality Montessori education on the Spanish island of Mallorca. As a British school abroad,   the school follows the English national curriculum. It is the first and currently only Montessori school in Mallorca. From the school first year on, the school offered an international education for children from 3 to 12 years. since the very beginning, the Montessori School of Mallorca is operating close to its maximum capacity, 90 children in three classes.

montse povill pacheco


Owner and Director Montessori School Mallorca

Message from the director

My name is Montserrat Povill Pacheco, and I am the director and owner of the Montessori School of Mallorca.

I care passionately about children and their education. As a professional, I can draw upon 20 years of experience working first as a teacher and later as a manager with UNICEF, the children’s organization of the United Nations, in Africa, Asia and America. I hold a Master’s degree in English Philology and a Master’s degree in Political Science.

As a mother, Montessori is simply the kind of education that I want for my children. That is why after moving to Mallorca with my family, I decided to set up an independent and, for the moment, only Montessori school on the island.

Joan Povill, grandfather of Montserat Povill, founder of the Montessori School Mallorca

My interest in education is deeply rooted: I was literally born and brought up in a school. My grandfather, the Catalan writer Joan Povill i Adserà, and grandmother founded a small school in Catalonia in 1934. My parents, Jordi and Mariví, have continued their calling, and enlarged and modernized the building and modernized the teachings. I am still a part-owner of the Escola Povill, a primary and secondary school with 500 pupils in my home town of Olesa de Montserrat, which is now run by my brothers Joan as the school’s director and Xavi as the administrator.

(c) The Montessori School of Mallorca 2019
(c) The Montessori School of Mallorca 2019