News & Events

There is always something happening at the Maria Montessori Institute. See below news about recent and upcoming events. You can also register to keep up to date with our latest news, events and courses.


Why Dividing Us by Age in School Doesn’t Make Sense

“Given that people are curious and interested in different topics at different times, we believe that building a flexible class system for students is the best way for them to develop and grow. Forcing a child to study a rigid curriculum throughout the years can be inhibiting.” Read on here for more insights on age grading in […]

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25th AMI Assistants Course

The 25th AMI 3-6 year Assistants Course started on 3rd November 2014. Held over two evenings a week and alternate Saturdays at our Baker Street site, the course provides an introduction to Montessori pedagogy and training for the role of the assistant in a Montessori early childhood setting or preschool classroom. It is also useful to […]

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50 at 50 for Fifty Years

Have you signed up for our 50 at 50 challenge yet? We are looking for ideas and participants for 50 separate activities involving ’50′: releasing 50 balloons, baking 50 cakes for a tea party, planting 50 bulbs in the garden. The possibilities are endless! To find out more about this unique and wonderful event and […]

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Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

“The brain’s chemistry changes when we become curious, helping is better learn and retain information.” Read on here and don’t forget to share using the buttons below.

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50th Anniversary Celebrations

The Maria Montessori School turns 50 this year and we are planning a full year’s worth of events to celebrate with the entire MMI family including current students, alumni, past and present staff and parents. If you have ideas to share or would like to help by volunteering to please contact us. Watch this space […]

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Hands on learning

The child learns through what he does with his hands. Shouldn’t education look like this for every child? Visit the MMI YouTube page for more Montessori videos.

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Born Inside Project at Montessori Education (UK) Conference

ME (UK) organised its 16th National Conference on The Compassionate Montessori Practitioner and Mind-Mindedness on 17th May 2014. MMI training staff member Beverley Maragh and colleague Pamela Stewart, presented the Born Inside project that they run at Bronzefield Prison, London. The project focuses on pregnant mothers and mothers and babies in prison using Montessori principles and psychotherapy. 

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