Even before Maria Montessori’s death in 1952, at the age of 82, schools pursuing the Montessori Method of education had already begun to function in a large number of countries in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe. She ardently wished that children should have peace and freedom and that they should live their lives to the fullest with trust, dignity and respect. Her philosophy of child education bears a forceful and profound impact on the modern thinking about the child and human development.
Today, Montessori philosophies and concepts are gaining far-flung recognition. The method is so well received around the world because its application is universal, aiming only in developing the innate potential and ability of any child, naturally and effortlessly. Every child is respected as an individual, allowed to develop and perfect himself at his own pace.