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 12th grade. Below please find the listing of our programs:

Toddler Program (18 months – 3 years),

Primary program (3-6 years),

Lower Elementary program (1st – 3rd grade),

Upper Elementary program (4th – 6th grade)

Adolescent & Secondary program (7th-12th grade) | By invitation only

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

  • Testimonials

    Read about the experiences of parents and graduates of Montessori School of Rome.

  • Faculty/Staff

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