Montessori Related Links

American Montessori Society (AMS) provides the leadership and inspiration to make Montessori a significant voice in education. The Society advocates quality Montessori education, strengthens members through its services, and champions Montessori principles to the greater community. is a project from the Montessori Administrators Association (MAA) with a goal of providing accurate and relevant information about the Montessori method of education to parents around the world.

Madam Montessori Fifty years after her death, innovative Italian educator, Maria Montessori, still gets high marks. Article by Nancy Shute for Smithsonian Magazine.

Video Links

“Imagine a School: Montessori for Elementary Aged Children” combines scenes from two public and four private Montessori schools to show the effectiveness of this philosophy of education. Covers: Hands-on materials, cooperative learning, multiage learning communities, self-paced/self-initiated learning, uninterrupted work time, respect for other cultures and more.

Mill Falls Parent Voices: View this video which shares the voices of Mill Falls Parents about the impact of our public Montessori Program.

View this animation explaining Montessori
which is featured on the website,, a site for and by Trevor Eissler – the father of three Montessori students, a business jet pilot, children’s book author, and international speaker. His book, Montessori Madness! explores how Montessori education best prepares children for the real world.

Charter Related Links

Mill Falls Rises by Dane Peters looks at our program at Mill Falls in the context of the growth of public Montessori programs in the US.

The Mill Falls Charter School Charter Application submitted to the state of NH in January 2011, approved in March 2011.

Montessori Research Links

Outcomes for Students in a Montessori Program: A Longitudinal Study of the Experience in the Milwaukee Public Schools. This study supports the hypothesis that Montessori education has a positive long-term impact. Additionally, it provides an affirmative answer to questions about whether Montessori students will be successful in traditional schools.

Montessori Science
Dr. Angeline Lillard, professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, has been studying Montessori’s methods for more than two decades. In her best-selling book Montessori: The Science behind the Genius, articles, educational DVD, and speaking engagements Dr. Lillard presents Montessori’s theoretical principles, the science research that has followed them, and how they are implemented in a Montessori classroom.