Born out of the scientific mind of
a medical doctor
Born out of the careful and cross-cultural
observation of an anthropologist
Born out of the strength and courage
of a human rights advocate
Born out of the struggle and insight
of a Nobel Peace Prize nominee
Born out of the wisdom and understanding
of a global citizen
Born out of the compassion and intuition
of a Catholic deeply influenced by Eastern spirituality
Born out of the Great love
of a mother for her son and
of a teacher for each and every
one of her students.

For these reasons and more, the Montessori philosophy continues to thrive and serve children and communities from its humble beginning in Rome over 100 years ago until today. These qualities, woven together, serve the development of the whole human being. Thus, they are helpful to all children, regardless of category or label, country or language, size of their challenges, or if their gifts and talents are visible or hidden.

Will you join this world-wide educational initiative and make a difference in the lives of those who stand before you?

Learn more . . . explore the website, read one of Montessori’s books, observe at a school, and/or contact us!

Montessori Education Center of the Rockies prepares adults for careers in education by offering professional courses leading to American Montessori Society certification. In addition, MECR offers opportunities for professional development. We believe that Montessori education provides optimal conditions for the development of human potential by allowing children freedom to grow and learn in a prepared environment under the guidance of an aware adult.

We shape our self
to fit this world,
and by the world
are shaped again.

The visible and the invisible
working together
in common cause

to produce
the miraculous
-David Whyte from Working Together

Art by Jane Evershed – evershed.com