The International Montessori Institute

Advancing the knowledge and understanding of Montessori education and improving professional practice in order to enhance the educational experience of children.

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Montessori Education has transformed the lives of children and communities right around the globe for well over a century.

The International Montessori Institute (tIMI) works in partnership with education professionals in all sectors from early years settings through to Higher Education providers, in order to further a unique, child-centred approach to education.

Through a partnership between the Carnegie School of Education and the Montessori Group, tIMI was established on August 31st, 2020 on what would have been Dr Montessori’s 150th birthday. The Institute supports the development of accredited Montessori programmes housed in the subject area of Interdisciplinary Studies and actively researches the impact of the Montessori Method.

We work with international partners to undertake research to advance our knowledge and understanding of Montessori education and the improve professional practice in order to enhance the educational experience of children. Our research themes are very much rooted in the work of Dr Montessori. Through our research we seek to inform education policy change nationally and internationally in order to advance outcomes for children.

Watch this video from #ThatsMontessori of parents talk about how their children's Montessori education encourages creativity, curiosity, independence, problem solving and leadership. 

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our research themes

  • Education for opportunity, social inclusion, and reconstruction.


  • Montessori in, across and through the primary phase.

  • Excellence in early education.

  • Global, peace education.

Montessori Education 0-12 Years (Accelerated Degree)

We are excited to launch the first ever Montessori Education 0-12 Years (Accelerated Degree). Our two-year, accelerated programme will enable you to obtain an undergraduate degree in two years and will prepare you for a fulfilling career of working with children in Montessori education. You will be taught by leading professionals in Montessori practice including Jeremy Clarke. Visit the course page below to find out more and apply.  

International Montessori Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce that nominations for our International Montessori Awards 2021 are now open. The International Montessori Institute along with the Montessori Group have established the awards to recognise and celebrate some of the very best work and practices within education today.

For more information and to nominate click here.

Professional development

  • Leonor Stjepic
  • Karen Chetwynd
  • Preeti Patel
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