Intellectual Development

Montessori education is one of the most sophisticated pre-collegiate programs available anywhere in North America. It has been described as the ultimate program to bring out the “gifted” in each child. Each classroom is designed around a specific plane of development, allowing each child to be educated according to his or her sensitive period, when he or she can most readily absorb specific information.

This article entitled “The Early Years: Evaluating Montessori Education” by Angeline Lillard and Nicole Else-Quest features one of many scientific studies about the Montessori outcome:

“The Early Years: Evaluating Montessori Education” by Angeline Lillard and Nicole Else-Quest

This WebMD article is entitled Montessori Kids: Academic Advantage?

The following report was sponsored by NAFMA (North American Montessori Teacher’s  Association), an affiliate of AMI (Association Montessori Internationale):

“A Comparison of Montessori and Traditional Middle Schools” by Kevin Rathunde (pdf)