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What after Montessori

“Of all things love is the most potent.”

Maria Montessori

WHAT AFTER MONTESSORI

By age 12, children in the Montessori School of Mallorca will have a very solid educational foundation. They will be ready to transfer to a more traditional private or public secondary school following the British or the Spanish curriculum.

Their formation as curious, confident and self-organized problem solvers and creative thinkers will serve them well at secondary schools and beyond.

The curriculum in Montessori schools is often more enriched than that taught in other traditional or private schools in Spain and the UK. Some will be bored. Others may not understand why everyone in the class has to do the same thing at the same time.

But most adapt to their new setting fairly quickly, making new friends, and succeeding within the definition of success understood in their new school.

 

A POSITIVE LONG-TERM OUTCOME

The great majority of published work shows a positive long-term outcome for Montessori-educated children. If you are interested in the details, the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) keeps an updated list of research studies on Montessori education.

Some of the more well-known Montessori alumni are:

  • Jeff Bezos, founder & CEO of Amazon.com
  • Sergey Brin & Larry Page, founders of Google
  • Julia Child, chef and author
  • Katherine Graham, past owner and editor, Washington Post
  • Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize winner for Literature
  • Helen Hunt, actress, film director, and screen writer
  • Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook
  • Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia
  • George Clooney, actor
  • Anne Frank, WWII diarist
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize winner for Literature

Based on: Montessori Foundation, Frequently Asked Questions; INLY school, Why Montessori; AMI, Famous Montessori Education Students