Today there are more than 22,000 Montessori schools in at least 110 countries worldwide which attest to the enduring and creative method of teaching she professed. That Maria Montessori's child-centered education became so popular at the turn of the 20th century and is still today practiced all over the world is a testament to her method of teaching in which the child learns and discovers his/her fullest potential.
In a time of standardized tests, the Montessori Method of teaching is refreshing and definitely not an education that is taught to a test. The Montessori Method is one of a child-centered education approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood and is practiced in public and private schools throughout the United Statesand other countries. This method of teaching has never become obsolete because students learn to think critically, work collaboratively and act boldly which is a necessary skill set for the 21st century.