Montessori Impact Study

Early ChildhoodMay 10 2019

The Montessori Impact Study is a three-year longitudinal study investigating the effect of public, Montessori education on young children’s early academic and social skills. The project examines  Montessori’s potential to address opportunity and achievement gaps between children from underrepresented and under-resourced communities, and children from other backgrounds.


Brady Education Foundation


The University of Kansas, Center for Montessori Research

The Riley Institute at Furman University


Principal Investigators: Diane Early and Joy Thompson

Project Manager: Rowan Hilty