The school is a member of the Montessori Schools Association (MSA) and an accredited school with Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board (MEAB). Our most recent accreditation report dated November 2018 can be downloaded here (click here for the previous report dated October 2015).
Every year, about half of our students come from international backgrounds and half are Turkish.
Having worked on 3 continents over the last 14 years as a Montessori Lead teacher, Academic Director and Consultant I am so happy to say that my inspiration and passion for Montessori has continued to flourish and deepen. I have experienced first- hand how within every child lies a spark of curiosity that when nurtured leads to a lifelong love of learning. Humanity as a whole is facing increasingly more challenges and we are realising that our education system is not necessarily best suited to modern and changing times. Maria Montessori had a vision for world peace and ecological awareness and she gave us the stepping stones to work towards a brighter future. ‘The child is endowed with unknown powers, which can guide us to a radiant future. If what we really want is a new world, then education must take as its aim the development of these hidden possibilities.’ – Maria Montessori.
Montessori Coop was initially established in 2013 by three like-minded families looking to raise their children in an alternative and international learning environment.
The Coop is registered as a non-profit cooperative that is fully owned and operated by the parents of the children enrolled.