Code of Ethics

I agree to respect my fellow Montessorians and encourage a spirit of harmony in the Montessori community at large. I will not make slanderous statements against any other Montessori organization, school, parent, colleague, or teacher, and will conduct myself with honesty, fairness, tolerance, respect, and compassion.

I support UMA’s efforts to preserve the original tenets of the Montessori method as created by Dr. Montessori. My commitment, as a Montessorian, is to aid the child by:

  • Cultivating the child’s natural desire to learn
  • Developing the child’s own unique potential
  • Guiding the child in becoming a confident, compassionate, and productive individual in society

I will be guided by these fundamental Montessori goals for each child:

  • Freedom of choice
  • A joy of learning
  • Self discipline
  • Ability to concentrate
  • Attachment to reality
  • Self confidence
  • Enjoyment of quiet
  • Love of order
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Appreciation of nature
  • Respect
  • Right to dignity
  • Learning thru discovery
  • Independence

Further, I pledge, as a world citizen, to work together towards a future in which every generation shares:

  • A global bond
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Common goal for peace

I will not misrepresent the United Montessori Association in public discussion and keep my private views separate from the official policies of UMA.

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