Maria Montessori was an Italian physician, educator, and innovator, acclaimed for her educational method that builds on the way children naturally learn.
She opened the first Montessori school-the Casa dei Bambini, or Children’s House-in Rome on January 6, 1907. Subsequently, she traveled the world and wrote extensively about her approach to education, attracting many devotees. There are now more than 22,000 Montessori schools in at least 110 countries worldwide.
Armand Bayou Montessori School opened in 1980 with only one Early Childhood classroom. By 1996, we had added our Infant/Toddler program, expanded the Early Childhood program to three classrooms, and began our first Elementary class. Now we are in our 38th year of operation, proudly serving children from Infants through Elementary.
Philosophy and Goals
As an AMS (American Montessori Society) school, we follow the curriculum and traditions established by Dr. Maria Montessori more than 100 years ago. More than simply a method of education, the Montessori approach fosters the development of the whole child: intellectually, physically, socially, morally and spiritually.
Our goal at Armand Bayou Montessori School is, in the words of Maria Montessori, to “follow the child”. Each child learns and grows at his or her own pace.