Maria Montessori was an Italian physician and educator who believed that learning is active, not passive. She developed an educational method that follows children’s natural curiosity and gives them the freedom to explore their interests, allowing them to learn by doing.

A common misconception is that Montessori is just for preschoolers. In fact, Montessori principles are applicable in all learning environments and Statesville Montessori proudly serves students through 8th grade. These students enter high school well-prepared with strong academics and advanced personal learning skills.

Benefits of Montessori

• Each child is valued as a unique individual
• Montessori students develop order, coordination, concentration, and independence
• Students are part of a close, caring community
• Montessori students enjoy freedom within limits
• Students are supported in becoming active seekers of knowledge

The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
— Maria Montessori

Famous People Educated at Montessori schools:

  • Larry Page and Sergey Brin – founders of Google
  • Jeff Bezos – founder of
  • Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis – former First Lady, editor
  • Helen Hunt – Academy Award-winning actor
  • Sean ‘P.Diddy’ Combs – Grammy Award-winning artist
  • Prince William and Prince Harry (and now, Prince George!)– British royalty
  • T. Berry Brazelton – pediatrician and author
  • Julia Child – author, celebrity chef
  • Melissa and Sarah Gilbert – actors
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Nobel Prize winner for Literature
  • Katherine Graham – former owner of the Washington Post
  • Dakota Fanning – Academy Award-nominated actor
  • Anne Frank – author, diarist from World War I