Located in Silver Spring, Maryland, the International Montessori Society (IMS) is a non-profit educational corporation led by founder and director, Lee Havis. Since its founding in 1979, IMS has sought to provide a network of support and resources for learning and developing the spiritual science of observing children to bring about their true nature as discovered by Dr. Montessori in 1907.
This new type of scientific observation evolved from the writings and research of Dr. Maria Montessori, based on research and study she conducted in Rome, Italy in the early 1900’s. In 1907, she became famous for discovering the child’s true nature, which she observed emerging with such outward normal qualities as spontaneous self-discipline, love of order, and complete harmony with others. After 1907, Dr. Montessori sought to instruct others in this type of scientific observation that eventually came to be known as Montessori teaching.
In 1979, Lee came to understand exactly how this Montessori teaching actually works in practice to bring about such amazing results, which describes as a way of being committed to laws of nature with children. Today, Lee provides this unique knowledge by managing, guiding, and coordinating all IMS activities, programs and operations throughout the world through regular periodicals, teacher education, membership, and recognition of Montessori schools. In 2003, Lee consolidated new practical guidance for this type of “true natural” Montessori teaching, which he calls “technology.” Since 2003, IMS has been offering this technology as its primary support for creating the ‘new education’ in the world.
For more information on Montessori teaching and the unique IMS technology, browse through the website and contact the International Montessori Society today to follow up with any specific question or inquiry you may have.