Montessori Village Sarrià
Montessori Village Sarrià – St Gervasi is a nursery school for children aged 0 – 6 based near the centre of Barcelona city.
All staff are qualified and certified professionals by AMI, the International Montessori Association that oversees the maintenance of this methodology.
The schools aim to be healthy, offering unprocessed and vegetable-rich meals; green by offering an on site vegetable garden and recycling; respectful, by celebrating each child’s diversity; and community-focused, by offering grants and scholarships to underprivileged families.
According to Montessori philosophy, all Montessori Village schools offer three programmes:
- Nido (nest) for newborns up to 18 months
- Comunidad Infantil (infant community) for children aged 18 – 36 months
- Casa de Niños (Children’s House) for children aged 3-6
The Montessori method of education was developed by an Italian physician named Maria Montessori. The pedagogy views children as capable of initiating their own desire for learning in a sufficiently supportive and well-prepared environment. Grades and tests that pit students against one another to create hierarchies are discouraged.
The Montessori Village Sarrià is located in the Sarrià – St Gervasi district of Barcelona, and is a 20 minute drive from the city centre.