The Montessori School of Mallorca provides children in Mallorca with a high-quality, international Montessori education to foster their independence, critical thinking, creativity, respect and responsibility to self, to others, and to the earth.


The Montessori School of Mallorca was set up in 2015 to offers high quality, international Montessori education. As a British school abroad, the school is guided by the learning objectives of the national curriculum of England . It is the first and currently only Montessori school in Mallorca. Initially, the school offered an international education for children from 3 to 12 years. From 2020 onward, we also offer Secondary education for girls and boys from 12 to 16 years.

Message from the owner

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Montserrat Povill Pacheco

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 senior manager with UNICEF, the children’s organisation 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.

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 school in Catalonia in 1934. My parents, Jordi and Mariví, have continued their calling, and enlarged and modernised the building and the teachings. I was part-owner of the Escola Povill, a primary and secondary school with 500 pupils in my Catalan home town of Olesa de Montserrat, which has been run by my brothers Joan as the school’s director and Xavi as the administrator.

The Catalan writer Joan Povill i Adserà at his desk

Joan Povill i Adserà, grandfather of Montserrat Povill Pacheco, founder of The Montessori School of Mallorca

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