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 most of the following books to the local public libraries in order to acquaint the community with our philosophies regarding education, child development and discipline:

By Dr. Maria Montessori:

Dr. Montessori’s Own Handbook

Education and Peace

Education for a New World

Education for Human Development

From Childhood to Adolescence

The Absorbent Mind

The Child in the Family

The Discovery of the Child

The Formation of Man

The Montessori Method

The Secret of Childhood

To Educate the Human Potential

What You Should Know About Your Child

By the Lillards:

Montessori: A Modern Approach

Montessori from the Start

Montessori Today

Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius

 General Montessori:

Maria Montessori: Her Life & Her Work – E. M. Standing

Montessori Madness – T. Eissler

Our Peaceful Classroom – A. D. Wolf

Peaceful Children. Peaceful World. – A. D. Wolf

The Essential Montessori – E. G. Hainstock

The Montessori Way – T. Seldin & P. Epstein

Child Development and  Discipline:

Montessori Parenting – J. & S. McFarland

Positive Discipline – J. Nelsen

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk – Faber & Mazlish

Especially for Infant and Toddler Parents:

Let Me Do It Myself – G. Trierweiler

Montessori from the Start – P. P. Lillard & L. L. Jessen

The Joyful Child – S. M. Stephenson



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!

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