About Us

The Montessori School of Rome was founded in 1980 by Swarna Kumar. It was established to bring to the children of Rome and the surrounding community the opportunity to learn following the Montessori Method of education, a method first pioneered by Maria Montessori in 1907. Maria Montessori was Italy’s first female physician but, after her groundbreaking work in education, she became internationally known as an educator and child advocate. She based her educational method on careful observation of children and the environment under which they learned best. Her observations and philosophies, based on the principle of fitting a child’s learning environment to the child’s developmental stage, are as true today as they were almost 100 years ago, and years of research and practice have validated their importance.

The Montessori School of Rome serves students from 18 months through 6th grade, in a toddler program (18 months – 3 years), a primary program (3-6 years/kindergarten), a lower elementary program (1st – 3rd grade),  an upper elementary program (4th – 6th grade), and an adolescent program (7th-10th grade). Our Adolescent students have the option to apply for Move On When Ready, a partnership between Georgia Northwestern Technical College and high schools, earning college credit while in high school.

We are a private school emphasizing, as do all Montessori schools, peace and tolerance, and admit students without regard to race, religion, or creed.

  • Faculty/Staff

    Meet the professionals who make MSR special, from our administration to our teachers to our auxiliary staff.

  • Resources

    We have compiled a list of books and websites with great information about the Montessori method.

  • What is Montessori?

    This system of education is both a philosophy of child development and a rationale for guiding such growth.