Standardized Testing for Montessori Schools

We are Webster Montessori School. We were founded in 1967 and have been affiliated by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) since then.  This is a wonderful accomplishment. 

AMI was founded by Maria Montessori and her son Mario to ensure her ideas were implemented consistently.  One part of our affiliation is to have an in-depth consultation every three years.  This means a Montessori “expert” comes to observe in our classrooms, meet with our staff, and provide feedback to us.

Our Primary consultation was just completed.  As we expected, the consultant found our program to meet all Montessori standards.  And not only do we meet their expectations, we exceed them.  She reported our rooms were well prepared, our teachers masters of their craft, and, most importantly, our students excited about their learning.  There is no better report to receive.

Is this the Montessori version of standardized testing?  I don’t really think so, but it is our evaluation.  And I am so proud to know that Webster Montessori School is a high quality program.  That we are still educating children the way Maria Montessori intended.  And, that we have honored the history and traditions of our school and continue to leave a legacy for children to come.