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MSA & Schools

There are around 700 Montessori schools and nurseries in the UK, the majority of which are members of the Montessori Schools Association (MSA). The MSA, set up by the Montessori St Nicholas Charity, currently has around 4000 members and supports Montessori schools, teachers and students in the UK. It is free to join.

Most Montessori schools cover the nursery years although a growing number are now offering Montessori into the primary years. The majority of Montessori schools are privately owned and run.

To find details of your local Montessori school, search our database using the Find a School link below.

The Montessori St Nicholas charity introduced a new Montessori Accreditation scheme in 2008 to help ensure that all schools using the Montessori name in the UK offer the same high quality of education and care to children. This Montessori Evaluation Accreditation Board scheme is highy regarded both in the UK and overseas for its role in leading the Montessori community towards best practice.