Know Quality

Choosing the right Montessori environment for your child is important. Each school, centre or programme is run independently from Montessori Australia and is either privately owned, part of a public school, or run by a non-profit association.

“Montessori” is not trademarked so it is possible for any school or centre to include the word “Montessori” in their name. Most “Montessori” schools or centres aim to offer a quality Montessori programme.

In its role as the national body, Montessori Australia has established an Australian system to identify Authentic Practice for Montessori programs and to support education services in maintaining these standards.

The Montessori Quality: Authentic Practice (MQ:AP) program is a supportive and positive means of continuous improvement by which education services strive to ensure quality and best practice.

Click here to go to the new MQ:AP website providing further details about the program.

Click here for a list of Montessori schools and centres - the Montessori Registered, MQAP Applied and MQAP Participating logos show which ones are in the Montessori Quality: Authentic Practice (MQ:AP) program

The Montessori Australia logo next to a school/centre shows that they have joined our membership programme.  This means that the school/centre pays a membership fee to receive services and support from Montessori Australia and are a contributing member of the Australian Montessori community.