About Us

MONTESSORI INSTITUTE PRAGUE

At Montessori Institute Prague we provide Montessori teacher training for Assistants to Infancy (0-3), Primary (3-6) and Elementary (6-12) teachers and certificate courses for classroom assistants, in affiliation with Association International Montessori (AMI). We also offer professional development courses for Montessori school managers and administrators and various theme-based seminars and events for anyone interested to learn about Montessori.

Connected to that, we support the global Montessori community of Montessorians, you, by hosting free online community gatherings and meetings. You can join us any time for no fee and ask anything you need in relation to your Montessori journey. We also host free easily accessible Montessori webinars by our Montessori trainers. We run a community FB group the MIP Hub where replays are available and where you can reach out to us. Also, based on the demand from you we run grant writing mentoring groups and mentoring groups for enthusiastic people who wish to bring Montessori to their communities. We help you open schools, start parent programs and / or start Montessori training organizations.

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ASSOCIATION MONTESSORI INTERNATIONALE (AMI)

The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) was founded in 1929 by Maria Montessori to maintain the integrity of her life’s work and to ensure that it would be perpetuated after her death. AMI is the recognised international authority for Montessori education. During its long history AMI has fostered the growth and development of Montessori programmes and teacher training, along with supporting the development and education of children and young adults in a vast variety of settings throughout the world. The mission of the Association Montessori Internationale is to support the natural development of human beings from birth to maturity, enabling children to become transforming elements of society, leading to a harmonious and peaceful world.

STUDYING IN PRAGUE

Located at the heart of Europe, Prague is easily accessible for students travelling from all over the world. Fifty-eight airlines fly to 121 destinations in 43 countries from Václav Havel airport in Prague. Our public transportation system is ranked #4 in Europe. Everything is close and everything can be reached in minutes by subway, trams or buses. Prague is also considered to be among the safets cities in the world.

HISTORY OF MONTESSORI INSTITUTE PRAGUE

Montessori Institute Prague is an international teacher training organization, a long term supporter of school administrators and a global go to educational organization for Montessori professionals. But more than that, we are a community, a team of people who want to support you to bring Montessori to where you are.

MIP was founded in 2014 and in the same year it received accreditation from Association Montessori International which entitles the organization to provide international adult educational programs.

Since 2014 Montessori Institute Prague (MIP) has trained over 2500 adults in international trainings, courses, workshops and through other events. MIP also organizes conferences and congresses and supports translation and publishing of professional literature in the field of pedagogy.

In the recent years we realised that we wish to pair our educational activities with creating a community and supporting Montessorians around the globe on their journey in different ways than educating as well. We connect with you, we create space for sharing, mutual learning, being with each other. We share freely our own knowledge and experience. We organize mentoring groups and run accessible online programs. To find out more about us, go to Courses and Work with Mirka sections of our website.

Montessori Institute Prague is an international teacher training organization, a long term supporter of school administrators and a global go to educational organisation for parents. 

It was founded in 2014 and in the same year it received accreditation from Association Montessori International which entitles the organization to provide international adult educational programs. 

Since 2014 Montessori Institute Prague (MIP) has trained over 2500 adults in international trainings, courses, workshops and through other events. MIP also organizes conferences and congresses and supports translation and publishing of professional literature in the field of pedagogy.

MIP organized an international Montessori congress in Prague in 2017, which attracted participation of 2000 teachers, heads of schools and parents from all over the world. One of the speakers at the International Montessori Congress was Priscilla Elworthy, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times. 

One of the members of the MIP professional team is Steven Hughes, PhD who is internationally recognised in the field of neuroscience and learning and a long term advocate of developmental education. 

Miroslava Vlčková, the Executive Director and founder of MIP, holds Ba. degree in humanities. Since 1999 she has worked in the field of social work and education of adults. She is the founder of Montessori školy Andílek - primary and elementary school, a sample Montessori school in the CR running under the auspices of Montessori Institute Prague and according to international Montessori standards. 

Montessori Institute Prague is an internationally recognised authority for Montessori education of adults. Ever since it was founded, it has fostered the growth and development of Montessori programmes, teachers, heads of schools and parents from all over the world. The mission of Montessori Institute Prague, along with the mission of its “mother organization”, the Association Montessori Internationale, is to support the natural development of human beings from birth to maturity, enabling all human beings to become transforming elements of society, leading to social change and to a harmonious and peaceful world.

The connection of Montessori Institute Prague to the Association Montessori Internationale is key to the role of MIP in Europe. AMI is a network of 64 teacher training organizations working around the globe. Together these organizations maintain, propagate and promote educational principles and applications for the full development of human beings, strive for equal opportunities for learning for all humans around the world, and strive to develop public and private educational systems on local and global levels. 

Being part of this global network of educational organizations allows MIP to work with individuals, families, communities, organizations, and governments to further the rights, education, and welfare of humanity worldwide. MIP is committed to serve through innovative education initiatives for adults, using Montessori principles and practices.

OUR WHY

Children attending Montessori schools and living in Montessori families grow to become adults aware of their own worth. They respect themselves, other people, human society and the environment. They create healthy relationships and live fulfilled and happy lives. They actively carry responsibility for their tasks in life.

By training teachers to become Montessori guides and by supporting parents to bring up their children in respectful and healthy home environments, we help fulfillment of natural human potential.

OUR VISION

Montessori Institute Prague inspires and educates children, parents and teachers from the whole of Czech Republic. Each client coming to Montessori Institute will find the space and support they need to use their inner strength, motivation and ability to bring their own development to their fullest potential.

Montessori Institute is the servant leader of Czech and international Montessori movements. It significantly contributes to cultivation and development of education on national and international levels. In the area of education Montessori Institute is a respected partner to  parents, state institutions, business sector and media.

OUR VALUES

Joy and Meaning

Helping others to develop to their best potential fills us with joy and sense of meaning.

Courage

We speak boldly (and work tirelessly) on behalf of children, adults, seniors - everyone has a right to blossom and fulfill their potential, be it at the beginning of life, in the middle of it, or near the end.

Authenticity

We seek answers to important questions of life and we strive to live in accordance with what we find to be the truth

Respect

We respect each other and understand that respect for others starts with respect for one's self.