Invited guests joined staff members yesterday in opening Marlborough House – the beautiful new London home of Montessori St Nicholas (MSN). The event also marked the formal launch of MSN’s new Social Impact Programme.

Around 50 collaborators and supporters of MSN convened for a reception at Marlborough House, in St John’s Wood. Guests listened to presentations from our academic team on the role of Montessori in the UK. Guest of Honour for the event was Princess Tessy of Luxembourg. Princess Tessy has a strong connection to Montessori education and charitable causes. Two of the Princess’ children went to Montessori schools. Princess Tessy is also the founder of Professors without Borders and was awarded ‘Woman of the Decade Creating A Better World For All’ by the Women’s Economic Forum.

Guests also heard from MSN Chairman, Kevin Coyne, about the organisation’s new Social Impact Programmes – a collection of innovative projects that will provide quality educational opportunities for communities and transform how Montessori is perceived in the UK. Guests were encouraged to help raise the profile of the charity by supporting our new projects with a gift, donation or sponsorship.

Mateja Stjepic said: “It was amazing to see so many people who are passionate about Montessori education supporting us on such an important day. I was especially excited for the launch of our Social Impact Programme, which will use the Montessori approach to change the lives of the disadvantaged members of our community.”