Interesting Facts about Maria Montessori and Montessori Schools:
Maria Montessori was the first woman to receive a medical degree in Italy.
Helen Keller was a good friend of Maria Montessori and helped Maria develop many of her sensory materials.
Maria Montessori made her first trip to the United States in 1912.
In 1915, a Montessori class was set up at the San Francisco’s World’s Fair. Maria Montessori won two gold medals for education.
Maria Montessori left Italy during World War II. She moved to India where she and Gandhi often discussed the role of children and their education in promoting world peace.
Anne Frank was a student in a Montessori school before she and her family went into hiding.
Alexander Grahm Bell started a Montessori school for his grandchildren.
Eleanor Roosevelt started a Montessori school.