Center for Montessori Research
At the Center for Montessori Research (CMR), we leverage the resources of a major public research university and extensive Montessori expertise to contribute to a Montessori knowledgebase that benefits all children.
CMR collaborates with scholars throughout the Montessori community and within the fields of education and psychology, with particular emphasis on fostering connections across disciplines and areas of expertise. We conduct high-quality research related to Montessori education with a critical perspective on philosophy, practices, and outcomes. Our research informs educational practices, improves educational environments for all children, and explores opportunities for unique applications of Montessori principles.
We engage in rigorous, independent evaluation of Montessori-related programs at the local and national level and disseminate our research information and resources to educators, school leaders, policymakers, and scholars to provide a Montessori voice in the broader field of education.