How do I know a school is really a Montessori school and not just branded as such?

To assess an organisation which labels itself “Montessori” ask about the training backgrounds of their teachers and the school’s accreditations; study their mission statement and promotional materials for how they describe their work; and most importantly, visit to observe how they put their Montessori into practice. Resources on the AMI website can help you understand what to look for, particularly the video ‘The Montessori Approach’.

Montessori environment for 0-3 year old children