Montessori 150

31 August 2020 is 150 years since the birth of Maria Montessori. Montessori was ahead of her time in her research, educational approach and pioneering work for social reform. The work of Montessori today continues to motivate people to change the world for the better and has impacted the lives of children and teachers for more than 110 years. 

2020 is a year to celebrate her amazing legacy of Montessori education, as well as her commitment to advocating for the human rights of the child, a cause which is continued through the work of the Educateurs sans Frontières. To see more details on this global initiative, visit the Montessori 150 website.

Celebrating M150

We invite our Montessori schools and centres to your Montessori 150 celebrations in the following ways:

1. Use #Montessori150 to share your celebrations on social media.

2. Share your celebrations with us on Facebook or email so we can add to our special eBulletin celebratory edition.

3. Montessori Australia would like to coordinate with our Montessori community to join us in celebrating this milestone by voicing our reasons for choosing Montessori. 

We invite you to record and share short video clips that state your top reasons for liking the Montessori philosophy in less than a minute. Just using your phone or any other video recording device, tell us why you choose Montessori education.  Help us to raise awareness in the community about Montessori values and why it’s still such a loved system of education in the world today.  

Everyone is invited to start their video with these opening words "I choose Montessori because..."

Email your video to [email protected] and we'll add this to the voices of our community.  They can be used into the future to promote and market Montessori education.

In the lead up to her birthday, feel free to share the video on your social media with hashtags #IchooseMontessori and #Montessori150.

Click here for details on the online MONTESSORI EVERYWHERE EVENT on 30 August 2020