"It is not true that I invented what is called the Montessori Method. I have studied the child; I have taken what the child has given me and expressed it, and that is what is called the Montessori Method." -- Dr. Maria Montessori

Dr. Maria Montessori

Montessori Education is named after Maria Montessori. Born in the town of Chiaravalle, in the province of Ancona, Italy, in 1870, she became the first female physician in Italy upon her graduation from medical school in 1896. In her medical practice, her clinical observations led her to analyze how children learn, and she concluded that they build themselves from what they find in their environment. She founded the first Casa dei Bambini, or "Children's House,” which became the basis for the Montessori method of education and integrated Montessori's scientific observations of children's almost effortless ability to absorb knowledge from their surroundings, as well as their tireless interest in manipulating materials. Every piece of equipment, every exercise, every method Montessori developed was based on what she observed children to do "naturally," by themselves, unassisted by adults. Children teach themselves. This simple but profound truth inspired Montessori's lifelong pursuit of educational reform, methodology, psychology, teaching, and teacher training--all based on her dedication to furthering the self-creating process of the child. Today, Maria Montessori’s work lives on through the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).

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Director's Message

Northeast Montessori School is the realization of a lifelong dream. I sincerely believe in the value a Montessori education provides over traditional programs. As a certified professional with over ten years of experience working with preschool children, I have had the pleasure of watching children grow and learn, using the fundamentals of the Montessori philosophy.

Northeast Montessori is licensed and accredited by the State of Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) oversees early education and care and after-school services for families. Northeast Montessori School adheres to the licensing regulations determined by the EEC.

Northeast Montessori School is a proud member of Montessori Schools of Massachusetts, North American Montessori Teachers' Association, and The International Montessori Council.

I welcome the opportunity to speak with you to learn more about our school.

Best Regards,
Kelli Vacirca, Owner