Ignite the love for learning, together.
The secret of good teaching is to regard the child’s intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination. Our aim therefore is not merely to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his inmost core.
— Dr. Maria Montessori, To Educate the Human Potential
Montessori Masterclass I: Let the Child Be the Guide
Film Viewing and Panel Discussion
2:00 PM, September 25, 2021
Curious about the Montessori Method, filmmaker Alexandre Mourot sets his camera up in the oldest Montessori school in France (with kids from 3 to 6) and observes this child-centered educational approach for an entire year. Children guide the filmmaker through the whole school year, helping him understand the magic of their autonomy and self-esteem: the seeds of a new society of peace and freedom. Join us for a viewing and panel discussion about this multi-awarded film! Register here until September 23.
Love for Learning
Maria Montessori recognized that inherent in every child is the ability to be curious, to imagine and learn. Every new wonder and discovery is absorbed readily into their fertile minds.
The heart of Montessori education is a deep regard for the child's innate readiness to learn, a spark that -- when fostered in the proper environment, with highly trained and sensitive guides -- will help feed the flames of their imagination.
At MMCS, we stay true to Dr. Montessori's method of teaching, encouraging our children to explore and take ownership of their own learning, helping them on their path to self-discovery.
MMCS children are self-motivated, self-disciplined, and confident from a very young age, through to adolescence and to life. Come, meet our children and see it for yourself: the spark in their eyes and smiles and minds.
the Vito Cruz campus
MMCS today, in Merville
Our MonteStory... so far
Maria Montessori Cooperative School was founded by a group of parents and teachers who sought to establish a school that was faithful to the core tenets of Montessori education.
Starting in a borrowed classroom in Forbes Park a half-century ago, to Vito Cruz St. in Manila (1971) and Williams St. in Pasay (in 1975), the school moved in 2003 to the Merville campus, its current home.
The school went from a Cooperative to being a Foundation in 1989, becoming Maria Montessori Children's School Foundation, Inc. While the school is still a foundation, it now goes by the name Maria Montessori Children's School - Philippines (MMCS) -- a nod to our heritage, with an eye toward the bigger future.
In 2013, after generations of Montessori Elementary children had gone through its doors, MMCS launched its Adolescent Program (High School) to complete the whole Montessori journey for their students. The AP produced its first batch of graduates in 2019, most of whom got into top colleges in Manila.
From a borrowed classroom to a welcoming campus; from a coop to a foundation; from a children's school to producing high school graduates... we've come a long way in just 50 years.
And we're just getting started, again. Here's to our next 50, together!
Maria Montessori Children's School looks to Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) for teacher training and classroom and program requirements. MMCS is fully licensed and accredited by the Department of Education.