Quad City Montessori School, est. 1969
Quad City Montessori School, est. 1969

Quad City Montessori School
2400 East 46th Street

Davenport, IA 52807


+1 563 355 1289

Office Hours

Monday thru Friday

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


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Now enrolling for the 2018-2019 School Year. 


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Helpful Resources about Montessori

The American Montessori Society (AMS) was formed in 1960 to be the base for the Montessori movement in the USA.


Dr. Angeline Stoll Lillard's 2005 book Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius (Oxford University Press) presents the first real comprehensive overview of research done on the comparison of Montessori educated children to those educated in a more traditional manner.  Lillard cites research indicating that the children do better in later schooling than non-Montessori children do, in all subjects, and argues the need for more research in this area.


A 2006 study published in the journal "Science" concluded that Montessori students performed better than their standard public school counterparts in a variety of arenas, including not only traditional academic areas such as language and mathematical reasoning, but in social cognition skills as well.


The North American Montessori Teacher’s Association (NAMTA) is an organization that serves as a channel of information for anyone interested in Montessori education (parents, teachers, administrators) with the goal of improving Montessori education. The web site is very informative and filled with resources.


The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) is dedicated to maintaining the integrity of Maria Montessori’s work. It is filled with resources and information. You can also view a collection of photos of Maria Montessori (A.M.I. Pictorial Tribute).


The Montessori Teachers Collective (MTC) is dedicated to “promote the Health and Good Humor of Montessorians Everywhere”. This site has many links and information on Montessori education. It also has a link for companies that sell Montessori materials and a link for the various Montessori associations/societies worldwide.  You can also check The Montessori Method.


The Montessori Foundation has an internet resource center provided by the International Montessori Council, which promotes the advancement of Montessori education in the USA and worldwide.


Tomorrow's Child Magazine  Tomorrow's Child is the The Montessori Foundation's independent  is an independent and not-for-profit magazine serving Montessori schools and families around the world.  Each issue is filled with articles that address the questions parents most often ask about Montessori schools and Montessori in the home.


This link shows the variety of Montessori training that is available around the world, and the International Montessori Index provides an even more complete list of links and information about Montessori education.


Maria Montessori is included in women’s contributions to society.


National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8.  Founded in 1926, NAEYC is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 100,000 members, a national network of over 300 local, state, and regional Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.  Membership is open to all individuals who share a desire to serve and act on behalf of the needs and rights of all young children.


The National Association of Independent Schools acts as the national voice of independent pre-collegiate education and as the center for collective action on behalf of its membership. It serves and strengthens its member schools and associations by articulating and promoting high standards of educational quality and ethical behavior by working to preserve their independence to serve the democratic society from which that independence derives and by advocating broad access for students in affirming the principles of equity and justice.

Music for Young Children strives to provide the best quality music education to young children by blending the pleasure and the joy of music making with sound instruction.


Handwriting without Tears The goal of Handwriting Without Tears® is to make legible and fluent handwriting an easy and automatic skill for all students. The unique and compelling curriculum design and teaching strategies facilitate this goal.


Disney has a number of websites and products available for family entertainment.  Many of the site provide free downloadable games, pictures and even cyber lesson plans.  Family Fun Magazine, and Edu-Station are just a few.

Math, Reading Comprehension, Themes, Lesson Plans and Worksheets

Interactive Math Activities


Math Facts is an interactive flash card program for practicing math facts. The program generates addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems involving integers (i.e. the numbers may be negative optionally.

Recommended Books

The following books are by Maria Montessori (most recent publishing dates listed)  You need to keep in mind when reading these books that they were originally written in Italian and then translated into many other languages; therefore, the book's translation may not reflect the style of the original Italian. 


The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori (September 1995). This book is not an easy read for someone unfamiliar with the Montessori philosophy in that it is quite dense with theories on the development of the young child from zero to three years. For an educator, the book is fascinating especially if you consider it was originally written in 1949.


The Montessori Method by Maria Montessori (August 2002). Maria Montessori explains her scientific pedagogy for the child from age three to seven in this book.  It was originally written in 1909.


Discovery of the Child by Maria Montessori (December 1996). This is an easier read than The Absorbent Mind.  It explains the nature of the child and how to engage the child in learning. It was originally written in 1948.


Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook by Maria Montessori (November 1988). This book gives a more detailed description on how to use Montessori’s didactic materials. It was originally written in 1914.


The Secret of Childhood by Maria Montessori (December 1992). Maria Montessori gives the child’s perspective in learning. It was originally written in 1936.


Education for a New World by Maria Montessori (1989). This book illustrates how the teacher’s best teacher is the child.

Books about Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work by E. M. Standing (August 1998).  This is a nice biography of Maria Montessori. It was first published in 1957 and Maria Montessori had previewed and approved of the book before her death.

Montessori Today: A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood by Paula P. Lillard (January 1996).  This is a description of the Montessori philosophy for each developmental stage with more information on the elementary aged child and the theories on adulthood.


Montessori: A Modern Approach by Paula P. Lillard (November 1988).  This is an easy to read description of the Montessori philosophy and information on contemporary American Montessori schools through the 1970's.


A Parents' Guide to the Montessori Classroom by Aline D. Wolf (March 1995).  This is a simple guide explaining the materials a child in a Montessori classroom would be using; it is a helpful guide to parents in understanding what activities their child talks about working with at school.


Theories of Childhood: An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erickson, Piaget & Vygotsky by Carol Garhart Mooney (November 2000).


Peaceful Children, Peaceful World: The Challenge of Maria Montessori by Aline D. Wolf (September 1989).  Wolf has edited passages from Maria Montessori’s book Peace and Education (1932) in order to provide insights into Montessori’s view of reaching peace through education. It is amazing how relevant Montessori’s writings on peace are today.

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