“It is through the senses that the child discovers order and the philosophy of things, creating permanent order in the child’s mind.”

Maria Montessori

Perugia Montessori District

The Distretto Montessori Perugia was born of the necessity and the desire to unite the following Montessori scholastic environments of Perugia:

  • Scuola dell’Infanzia Santa Croce – “Casa dei Bambini” Maria Montessori
  • Scuola dell’Infanzia Maria Montessori
  • Scuola dell’Infanzia Maria Antonietta Paolini
  • Scuola dell’Infanzia Villaggio Kennedy
  • Scuola dell’Infanzia Giacomo Santucci
  • Scuola dell’Infanzia E. Pestalozzi
  • Scuola dell’Infanzia Manzoni
  • Scuola Primaria Ciabatti Scuola Primaria Valentini

with the following collaborative entities:

  • Comune di Perugia
  • Università per Stranieri di Perugia
  • Fondazione eLand
  • Associazione Maria Antonietta Paolini (Opera Nazionale Montessori)
  • Montessori Training Center (AMI – Association Montessori Internationale).




The primary goal of the Distretto Montessori Perugia is that of the promotion of the Montessori method through:

  • research
  • teacher training
  • the rediscovery and the promotion of the Montessori legacy in Perugia

Perugia Montessori District



An urban and cultural concept aimed at strengthening and promoting awareness of the Montessori identity of the city of Perugia

The Maria Montessori Experimental Classroom


The classroom conceived and designed by the Dottoressa of Chiaravalle herself for the observation of children at work

70th Anniversary Celebrations



Sixteen months of celebrations and events: The city of Perugia will be home to 16 months of cultural and scientific events which will distinguish Perugia as a place of particular significance within the span of Montessori history