Governing body

MONTESSORI & FRIENDS EDUCATION gGmbH has been operating successfully in Berlin for 15 years. It all began with one children’s house – now we have six Montessori children’s houses in the west and southwest of Berlin. The International Montessori School (IMS) was founded in Wilmersdorf in 2008, from where it relocated to Landhaus Oppenheim am Wannsee in 2013.

MONTESSORI PFLEGEDIENST GmbH runs residential communities for senior citizens in need of care. Within Germany, we are pioneers in this field, having successfully applied the basic principles of the Montessori method to our work with age-related dementia patients.

Our own MONTESSORI ACADEMY offers training and further education for educators, caregivers and interested parents and relatives of senior citizens.

In all of our facilities, we are especially keen to focus on the method for enabling holistic learning and living as developed by the Italian doctor and education reformer, Maria Montessori – combined with the latest findings from developmental psychology, educational science and brain research. The key factor for us here is the attitude towards small and big people alike – characterized by respect and mindfulness.