About the Montessori Census

2,776 Montessori schools have participated
in the USA Montessori Census so far.

Using the Census

The Montessori Census collects data about Montessori schools (public and private) in the U.S. and around the world. The Census currently has information for 564 public programs and 2,212 private schools in the U.S.

Census users maintain their own information. To list a school, users can create a Census account.

Some schools are not yet managed by a user. Users can check to see if their school is listed and claim a school if it is not yet claimed.

The Census story

The Montessori Census was launched in 2013 as the USA Montessori Census as a collaboration among the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector (NCMPS), the Center for Research on Developmental Education, and the Montessori organizations listed at the bottom of this page. Funding was provided by the Trust for Learning. NCMPS has taken over the project and continues to maintain and improve data collection and communication.

About The USA Montessori Census

Our Partners

The USA Montessori Census is made possible by the generous support of our partners.

Funding is provided in part by the Trust for Learning, a new collaborative fund established to support high quality education based on brain science and effective practices in child development.

Our cooperating partners include:

Montessori Public Policy Initiative (MPPI)
New York State Montessori Alliance

State and Regional Organizations

About the USA Montessori Census

The census is a collaborative project spanning the entire Montessori movement. Its purpose is to provide complete and accurate information about the state of Montessori in the United States.


National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector, dedicated to bringing more publicly supported, fully implemented Montessori education to more families.

Other NCMPS initiatives include: Teach-Montessori.org and MontessoriPublic.org.

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