with a musical about the life and times of Maria Montessori.
Friday, April 12 at 6:30 PM and Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 PM
Through song and dance the musical will bring to life the essence of Maria Montessori and her beliefs.
“Who was Maria Montessori?”
“How did she come up with her methods and why are they still relevant today?”
Learn more about the life of this fascinating woman who was so ahead of her time! Not only was she a young woman fighting for her right to earn her medical degree in the late 1800s, but she was also a voice in the woman’s suffrage movement sweeping across Europe at the time. The musical takes us through many of the highlights of Dr. Maria Montessori’s life starting with her early days as a young woman studying to be a doctor at the University of Rome. While studying anthropology and child psychology and lecturing at the University she was charged with the task of doing something about Rome’s underserved and growing population of children who had become a real problem for the city’s efforts to revitalize their slums.
Always up for a challenge, Maria opened the first Montessori School on January 6th, 1907 called the Casa Dei Bambini or Children’s House. Within a year several more schools were opened across Italy and news of the success Maria was having with these “unteachable” children began to spread. Maria spent the next phase of her life opening training centers around the world and teaching hundreds of teachers her new, ground-breaking methods for getting children to succeed. Even the White House had a school built by Woodrow Wilson during his presidency (1913-21). Maria went on to lecture around the world and to write many books about early childhood development and the Montessori way of teaching. She was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize three times for her efforts in promoting peace through her innovative teaching methods.
The inspiration for Maria Montessori’s life’s work was children themselves and she had an unyielding faith in their ability to succeed and astound.
Audiences will surely come to appreciate Maria Montessori in a very profound way.
Once reserved, tickets will be held under your name and available for pickup the day of the performance. All payments can be made by cash or check at the door. Please reserve your tickets early as we will be opening up to the greater community on 4/1. Since there is limited seating, we would hate for you to miss out!
What Sets Princeton Montessori Apart
Accredited at the highest level by the American Montessori Society
Led by a dedicated Head of School and engaged Board of Trustees
Staffed by a passionate team of faculty that surpasses the recommended teacher-to-student ratio set by the American Montessori Society (AMS)
Connected to PCTE, a world-renowned Montessori teacher training center as a lab school, ensuring the highest standard of a Montessori education
Set in a beautiful, natural, safe setting with state of the art learning environments
An experienced institution and a model for Montessori learning for nearly 50 years
Attended by healthy, happy, engaged, and connected families who strive to give their children the very best educational and developmental experiences available
Committed to providing the best in Montessori education and 21st Century Learning