Montessori Science Program

Overview: Evidence indicates that Montessori education is an effective means to achieve more equitable student outcomes. The mission of the Montessori Science Program is to advance Montessori research globally, and to leverage research towards equity and access locally. This work is accomplished through four primary strategies:

  • • Promoting community awareness and understanding of the Montessori method and Montessori research

  • • Advocating for Montessori-conducive public policy and legislation

  • • Facilitating expanded access to publicly funded Montessori classrooms within our research radius
  • • Fostering the development of an accessible and equitable Montessori teacher training and career pipeline

Lillard AS, Taggart J, Yonas D, Seale MN. "An alternative to “no excuses”: Considering Montessori as culturally responsive pedagogy". Journal of Negro Education. In Press.

Snyder, A.*, Tong, X., & Lillard, A. S. (2021). "Standardized test proficiency in public Montessori schools." Journal of School Choice. Online first.