The summer Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board (MEAB) Awards took place on Friday 22 June.

Leading staff from thirteen Montessori schools attended the ceremony at Marlborough House in St John’s Wood, London. The event was an opportunity to celebrate their recent accreditation and recognise their achievements of high quality Montessori teaching. 

Leonor Stjepic, Chief Executive Officer of Montessori St Nicholas, awarded the MEAB certificates and spoke to guests about the value of their work and where she hopes to take the Montessori movement in the coming years.

During the evening, guests also got the chance to look around the charity’s new home, Marlborough House, seeing the new classrooms and student areas including the library.

MEAB’s mission is to acknowledge and support good Montessori practice and promote greater understanding of the Montessori approach to parents and the wider education sector. The board was first introduced in 2007 by the Montessori St Nicholas Charity and was developed with the assistance of the British Accreditation Council and Independent Schools Inspectorate. 

Speaking about receiving the accreditation, one of the nursery managers explained: ‘I feel that having MEAB status sets us above our competitors and ensures we are viewed as a quality setting.’