Recent Literature

  • “Montessori school students achieved higher levels of creativity over the 2-year study period than students in the other three Parisian schools.” 2007. Besancon & Lubart, Learning and Individual Differences.
  • “Montessori school had significant positive effects on math and science performance.” 2007. Dohrmann, Nishida, Gartner, Lipsky & Grimm, Journal of Research in Childhood Education.
  • “Montessori schools in Washington DC, Thailand and India incorporate a sense of ‘international-mindedness’ to cultivate harmony between countries.” 2006. Duckworth, Journal of Peace Education.
  • “Montessori created one of the most important pedagogical innovations with her manipulative learning activities.” 2005. Farne’, Topoi.
  • “Data indicated significant advantages among Montessori students vs. non-Montessori students in cognitive/academic and social/behavioral skills.” 2006. Lillard & Else-Quest, Science.
  • “Private school students, including Montessori students, in Manila attained significantly higher scores on a geographic achievement test.” 2008. Lopez, International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education.
  • “Montessori students reported higher social-emotional scores (e.g., intrinsic motivation, flow experience) than the non-Montessori students.” 2005. Rathunde & Csikszentmihalyi, American Journal of Education.
  • “Montessori students had more positive perceptions of their teachers and learning environment and were more likely to call their classmates their friends compared to students in non-Montessori schools.” 2005. Rathunde & Csikszentmihalyi, Elementary School Journal.
  • “Students were more enthusiastic and retention was greater when using Montessori-type methods in science classes.” 2008. Rule & Welch, Science Activities.
  • “The Montessori teaching method is advocated as a means of establishing an efficient educational system to serve all students.” 2008. Vettiveloo, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood.

We have donated the following books to public libraries in order to acquaint the community with our philosophies regarding education, child development and discipline:

The Absorbent MindThe Discovery of the Child

Dr. Montessori’s Own Handbook

Education for Human Development

From Childhood to Adolescence

Maria Montessori: Her Life & Her Work

Montessori A Modern Approach

To Educate the Human Potential

The Continuum Concept

PET Parent Effectiveness Training

Raising a Daughter

Raising a Son

What You Should know About Your Child

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk

The Child in the FamilyEducation and Peace

Education for a New World

Essential Montessori

The Formation of Man

The Montessori Method

The Secret of Childhood

Montessori Today

Children the Challenge

Positive Discipline

At Home with Montessori

Our Peaceful Classroom

Peaceful Children, Peaceful World

The Montessori Way



Download “At a Toddler’s Pace” by Duna Strachan, Executive Director, Soaring Wings International Montessori School, Park City, Utah, USA

For more useful literature, or to schedule a personal tour of either of our two Park City-area campuses, contact Soaring Wings to set up an appointment. We look forward to meeting you!

Upcoming Events

Happiness Runs

Friday, May 29th, 2015 by Soaring Wings

The teachers had the idea of “Happiness” as our theme for Closing Ceremonies because it’s been an exceptionally happy school year. Children skip happily through the doors each morning, teachers happily prepare new lessons, parents have been especially kind and the community continues to surprise us with its support. Everyone worked hard and learned something…

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