Institute for Guided Studies
Following the adult... follow the child. Come join us on the Montessori path
Dear Friends , Students and Staff of IGS,
IGS has enjoyed serving students for many years and we appreciate and respect the many people who have shared our path.
Due to factors beyond our control we have ceased operations, and are no longer accepting applications for new students.
All students who have completed their programs must apply for MEPI certification ASAP in order for IGS to assist with that process.
The IGS email is being check regularly.
Please allow 24 to 48 hours for responses.
Current students from the 2019 cohorts will have until the end of August 2022 to complete ALL requirements for certification.
Students from previous cohorts who have requested and been granted extensions have until December 1, 2021 to complete requirements for certification.
Please contact the office for more information.
"It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it." - Maria Montessori
"It is self-evident that the possession of and contact with real things brings, above all, a real quantity of knowledge." - Maria Montessori
"The elementary child has reached a new level of development. Before he was interested in things: working with his hands, learning their names. Now he is interested mainly in the how and why... the problem of cause and effect." - Maria Montessori
"The First Essential is that the teacher should go through an inner, spiritual preparation - cultivate certain aptitudes in the moral order. This is the most difficult part of their training, without which all the rest is of no avail." - Maria Montessori
"When the child goes out, it is the world itself that offers itself to him. Let us take the child out to show him real things instead of making objects which represent ideas and closing them up in cupboards." - Maria Montessori
Montessori Teacher Training
"But if for the physical life it is necessary to have the child exposed to the vivifying forces of nature, it is also necessary for his psychical life to place the soul of the child in contact with creation." - Maria Montessori
"The training of the teacher is something far more than learning ideas. It includes the training of character. It is a preparation of the spirit." - Maria Montessori
Follow the child
AN INVITATION Come, share the Authentic Montessori path… in your own way… in your own time… discover, through your experience, a transforming educational process capable of making a difference in the world…be a part of that difference. Sheryl M. Sweet Miller
"The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the Earth." - Maria Montessori