Montessori Resources: Books, Articles, Videos

Montessori Resources

Montessori education represents an entirely different approach to children and their education than the one that most of us experienced in our own schooling. We have provided the following Montessori resources for parents and educators to help you better grasp the basic concepts of Montessori education's contrast to conventional schooling, and it's relevance to the global world of today. 

Books about Montessori

Book Cover of The Montessori Potential by Paula Lillard Preschlack

The Montessori Potential: How to Foster Independence, Respect, and Joy in Every Child

by Paula Lillard Preschlack

For additional resources for parents and educators, or to book Paula for a speaking event, visit:

To listen to previously recorded lectures of Paula's Montessori Approach At Home series visit:
*Intended for parents with children of all ages (YCC-Secondary)

Montessori Research

Support for Montessori’s principal insights, as found in current scientific research, is profound. The premier book on this topic is Montessori The Science Behind The Genius by Angeline Stoll Lillard Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia, an internationally renowned scholar, lecturer and researcher in child development, cognition and executive function. Dr. Lillard is also a leader in Montessori research worldwide.

To learn more about current research on Montessori Education, visit the website of Angeline Stoll Lillard, Ph.D., a professor of psychology in the Early Development Lab at the University of Virginia. To listen to Professor Lillard speak about current research on Montessori education, view her presentation:

"What is Montessori Education and Why Should You Care?" 

Title slide of Angeline Lillard's presentation "What is Montessori Education and Why Should You Care?"

A Montessori Journey from the Start | Forest Bluff School

Take a look inside Forest Bluff School and learn about our whole school Montessori continuum from birth through 14 years. Produced by NAMTA, narrated by
Paula Polk Lillard

Dr Steve Hughes: Montessori and the Future of Education

A short video of Dr. Steven Hughes, PhD, LP, a world-renowned pediatric neuropsychologist, advocating the developmental benefits of a Montessori education.

Trevor Eissler: Montessori Madness!

Montessori Madness! explores how Montessori education best prepares children for the world outside the classroom. Trevor Eissler is a business jet pilot, author, and international speaker.

Articles About Notable Montessori Alumni

The articles listed below discuss the invaluable impact of a Montessori education on the success of several noteworthy Montessori alumni:

“The Montessori Mafia,” Wall Street Journal

"Tech Innovators Who Went to Montessori School," Business Insider

"Corporate Kindergarten: How a Montessori Mindset can Transform your Business," Forbes

Alumni Panel (2021)

We hope you will take an hour to listen and learn more about the outcomes of the education you have invested in for your children. We would love to hear your reflections or further questions after listening:

Alumni Panel Podcast

Alumni Parent Panel Video (2022)

View our Alumni Parent Panel here
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Recommended Parenting Books

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk
Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction
Meghan Cox Gurdon

The Gift of Failure
Jessica Lahey

Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age
Richard Freed, Ph.D.