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Why Montessori?

Is a Montessori-style education the right choice for your child? Here are some online resources to help you decide...

Meet the “Montessori Mafia”

Many leaders of industry, media, entertainment, and the arts have an early-life foundation in Montessori learning in common. Examples range from Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google (see below), Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos and Wikipedia’s founder Jimmy Wales to the late famed chef Julia Child and rapper Sean “P. Diddy” Combs. In this Harvard Business Review article, you’ll get the full story on “the Montessori Mafia.”

How Montessori Helped Sow the Seeds for Google

Sergey Brin and Larry Page, the founders of Google, often trace their innovative spirit to Montessori education. In a company history, vice president Melissa Mayer wrote, “You can’t understand Google unless you know that both Larry and Sergey were Montessori kids.” But don’t take our word for it – Google it! You’ll find this and more:

Barbara Walters Asks Sergey and Larry About Montessori

Montessori Madness! A Parent Guide

Trevor Eissler, the children’s book author and international speaker, is the parent of three Montessori-educated children. In his book Montessori Madness! A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education, he makes the case that Montessori education best prepares children for the world outside of the classroom. Order your copy here »

Watch the Montessori Madness! Video

Montessori Education for the Early Childhood Years

The DVD “Nurturing the Love of Learning” – produced by the American Montessori Society ( – shows how Montessori education nurtures learning for children from the ages of 3 to 6. Over 1,000 schools are using this DVD to educate parents. It is available for purchase from

Watch the “Love of Learning” Video Excerpt

The Montessori Design in Education

In a Montessori school, a qualified and dedicated staff carefully prepares an environment in which children develop an increasing capacity for self-direction and expression. The school accommodates various stages of the child’s development, occurring in approximately three-year cycles. Learn more »

Attention: Prospective Daycroft Parents

Daycroft is one of Ann Arbor’s leading private schools. Do you have an accurate view of how we will approach your child’s education? See also our answers to frequently asked questions about Daycroft Montessori School, and learn the Daycroft difference.

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