Birthday of Maria Montessori

Saturday, August 31st, 2019 – Saturday, August 31st, 2019
Athena Montessori Academy

August 31st marks the birthday of Maria Montessori – the eponymous creator of the Montessori Method of education. We’d like to take this day to remember Maria and her legacy.

Born in Italy in 1870, Maria began breaking gender barriers by enrolling at the University of Rome to study Medicine – something that was strongly discouraged at the time. After graduating and working as a pediatric doctor, she founded the Casa dei Bambini, or Children’s House, in 1907. In the following years, her teachings and Pedagogy expanded through Europe and the United States.

Having seen her work grow in popularity, Maria was nominated for multiple awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize three times.