Madrid Montessori is an American school in Madrid’s El Viso neighborhood, which offers an education to children 18 months to 12 years old according to the standards of the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), founded in 1929 by Maria Montessori.
Our guiding principle is that education should be grounded in a sound pedagogical approach that respects children as individuals and is organized around their developmental needs.
In our Infant Community we offer a warm, beautiful and respectful environment for children from 18 months to 3 years of age. The children come in the mornings, Monday through Friday from 9 until12. During this time, the children are offered many opportunities to engage in purposeful activities that help build a strong sense of autonomy and self-esteem.
The Children’s House is the classroom that nourishes the developmental needs of children aged from 3 to 6. The timetable is Monday through Friday from 9 until 13.30 or 15.30, depending on what that child needs or is ready for. The Children’s House is an orderly, aesthetically pleasing environment that allows children to orient themselves, to explore their surroundings using all five of their senses, to choose and organize their work, to move freely from one activity to the next, to establish relationships in a socially rich environment and to express and communicate thoughts and feelings to other peers and adults.
The elementary curriculum is designed to respond to the changing needs of the child aged 6 to 12. As their capacity to reason and think abstractly increases, the interests of children this age reach well beyond their immediate world. For this reason, an interdisciplinary curriculum was developed in which academic subjects, such as botany, language, history and math, are examined not only individually, but in relation to each other as well as through each other.