Lisbon Montessori School

Preschool and elementary school for children ages 2½-12

Discover and nurture your interests

Montessori supports children to be life-long learners and leaders

Learning from concrete to abstract lays excellent foundations

“I do not believe there is a method better than the Montessori for making children
sensitive to the beauties of the world and awakening their curiosity regarding the secrets of life.”
Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Noble Prize winner for Literature

Welcome from the founder

IVONA ROZANOVSKA, LMS FOUNDER

If a parent is searching for an educational method which would be in harmony with their child’s interests, choices and other natural rights I encourage them to look into Montessori education.

We invite children to be independent and to consider learning for the innate satisfaction it gives and not for awards or grades. Our children are industrious, self-reliant and go about their work with calm enjoyment. We treat every child as an individual and work closely with parents to create an environment in which their child will flourish.

Lisbon Montessori School staff foster a bilingual environment. The main language of instruction is English, providing students with a model of cross-cultural unity during their formative years. Classroom assistants are Portuguese speaking, helping us all appreciate the Portuguese language and culture.

Children can start their Montessori journey in our Casa (3-6 years) and be able to continue in the Elementary (6-12 years) program where thinking independently, cooperating, and connecting to the real world are everyday learning realities. Our classes are mixed-age promoting a society by cohesion and allowing students to learn from each other.

In founding Lisbon Montessori School, my mission is to bring the many benefits of the Montessori education to the local and international communities of Lisbon and Cascais and I hope we can welcome your child to begin their school journey with us.

Children can start their Montessori journey in our Casa (ages  2 ½6) and be able to continue in the Elementary programs (ages 6-9) and (ages 9-12) where thinking independently, cooperating, and connecting to the real world are everyday learning realities. Our classes are mixed-age promoting a society by cohesion and allowing students to learn from each other.
 
Lisbon Montessori is the second school founded by me. In my first project, Vilnius Montessori School, the clearly observed magic of the philosophy in daily manifestations of unlimited childhood potential grounded my passion for serving children and their families in this particular way, the way proposed by Dr. Montessori. In founding Lisbon Montessori School, my mission is to bring the many benefits of the Montessori education to the local and international communities of Lisbon and Cascais and I hope we can welcome your child to begin their school journey with us. 

Why Lisbon Montessori School?

WHY MONTESSORI?

Montessori supports children to be life-long learners and leaders. Students are encouraged to be confident, inquisitive and creative in all areas of life.

Children in Montessori follow their interests, wherever that passion leads, giving them strong academics, leadership, self-discipline, responsibility, independence, initiative and a lifelong love of learning.

We encourage children to choose from a range of activities that are developmentally challenging and appropriate. We make efforts to inspire children to learn for themselves, make mistakes and correct them on their own or with gentle guidance from the teacher.

WHY LISBON MONTESSORI SCHOOL?

All our classrooms are led by an AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) accredited teacher, as well as a Portuguese assistant. AMI Montessori teachers have a deep understanding of child development and have been trained to guide children through productive and challenging experiences that will provide a firm foundation for their future.

We encourage children to choose from a range of activities that are developmentally challenging and appropriate. We inspire children to learn for themselves, make mistakes and correct them on their own.

ADVANTAGES

Our mixed age classrooms provide numerous character-building advantages not found in traditional school systems. Older children serve as leaders while younger students are shown what is expected of them by their role models. This provides children with possibilities to discover ways of functioning in a real social group. In addition, a great deal of knowledge reinforcement results from this interaction of different aged children.

UNIQUE TALENTS

We respect each child as an individual with unique talents. In like manner, children learn respect for others, the community and the environment. However, we recognise that each of us continues on our own self-improvement path while we strive to provide optimal nurture frameworks for the children in our care.

To receive more information please email hello@lisbonmontessori.org and we will be happy to meet you to discuss Montessori philosophy and to provide more information about our school.

OUR PURPOSE IS TO EMBODY:
  • A safe and nurturing environment based on love, respect and trust.
  • Classrooms prepared with certified Montessori materials to support the children in independence leading to greater self-awareness.
  • A vision for teaching that aims to empower our students to make conscious choices to be curious self-directed life-long learners
  • A team of professionals who love Montessori education and who seek to be forever learners.
  • A community who chooses Montessori education for their families, not just for their child.