Organization - Private, Non-Profit
Free State Montessori School, a non-profit 501-C3 corporation, was founded in September 1980 by Claire J. Salkowski, a visionary educator, mother, and peace advocate who believed in the Montessori philosophy and the promise of education. She committed herself to creating a true school community assisted by outstanding faculty and dedicated parents. After teaching in both public and private settings she founded FSMS based on the coordinated research of Dr. Maria Montessori and her associates: Alfred Adler, John Dewey, Anna Freud, and Jean Piaget, as well as more recent scholars such as Howard Gardner, M. Scott Peck, Brian Swimme, and Riane Eisler.
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