News & Events: School


Bilingual Mandarin Montessori Programme at our Notting Hill site

Our plan to open a Mandarin bilingual Children’s House responds to a growing interest in bilingual AMI Montessori education around the world says Michel Capobianco, Head of School. There is much research on the benefits of bilingual education which include better communication skills and improved cognitive functioning. The chance for the children to engage in […]

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Our Notting Hill site to offer an English Mandarin Montessori Bilingual Programme

We are excited to announce we will offer an English Mandarin (Chinese) Montessori Bilingual Programme at our Notting Hill site from September 2022.  Following increased interest around the world in incorporating a second language into the AMI Montessori programme, Mandarin language development will be integrated into the daily life of the school.  Children will receive […]

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Blog: Making Mistakes in Montessori

We learn far more from the mistakes we make than from the things that go well, says our School’s Children’s House Coordinator, Karen Gelson. This is particularly true for children who are in the process of gaining control over themselves, either physically, emotionally, or intellectually. Mistakes are a natural and integral part of the learning process: just as […]

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New Vacancies at the Maria Montessori Institute School

We’re excited to announce opportunities for employment at both the Children’s House and Elementary level to support our school’s growth and development. Approximately 200 children between the ages of two and a half to 12 years attend our school across five sites in North West and West London. We are currently seeking Children’s House and […]

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School Open Days and Visits

Join one of our upcoming school open days or book a visit to one of our school sites in Bayswater, Notting Hill, Abbey Road, Hornsey Rise or Hampstead. Children can join our school throughout the year. Our school open days for parents are a chance to hear more about our approach, to watch demonstrations of […]

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Freedom and Joy at our School this Term

As all our children returned to school this month, the children once again had the opportunity to work and grow within their full communities and this was a cause for celebration. The Montessori environment is uniquely special, the freedom granted to the children to explore, to assess the needs of their community and act, to make mistakes […]

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Blog: Should we really be telling our children they need to catch up?

Our Director of Training, Louise Livingston, considers the concept of “falling behind”. As we look to support children impacted by lockdowns and school closures, we must consider how we can best nurture children emotionally, socially and academically. Politicians are talking of children “falling behind” or not reaching “school readiness” and suggesting a more is more approach with […]

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Strong, vibrant, joyful – our school in January 2021

Michel Capobianco has just joined us as the new Head of the Maria Montessori School, relocating from California with her family. After many months of delay due to the pandemic, my family and I were delighted to finally start settling into our new home in London. The welcome I have received at the school has been truly […]

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Blog: Festivities and Peace

Over the last few weeks, I was privileged to work on several of our London school sites and to see first-hand the incremental progress of each child, as well as the dedication of our teaching teams in supporting every child to reach their individual goals whether they are 2½ or 12 years old. It was […]

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Blog: How Montessori Builds Self-esteem

Strong self-esteem is something that all parents wish their children to have and is an essential element of good mental health. Recent research shows that overpraising children for the things they do, rather than building their confidence in their innate value actually undermines children’s confidence in themselves. What has been found to have a direct […]

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