About

Nature of School
Maria Montessori International School is a caring and nurturing educational community composed of the Preschool as well as Grade School and High School Departments. The Preschool Department has four levels namely: Playgroup, Nursery, Pre-kinder and Kindergarten. Its classroom is a “Prepared Environment”. This is an “Open Classroom” with defined areas for Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, and Cultural Activities. It is so designed because it adopts the Montessori Method of Instruction. It uses English as its medium of instruction.

The Grade School and High School Departments on the other hand, have adopted the K-12 Curriculum and its curricula are imbued with the Montessori philosophy which is the development of the whole child.
Objectives
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To provide excellent and well-balanced basic education
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To implement programs that cater to the characteristics of diverse learners
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To produce independent learners through an integrative, outcome-based and socially relevant curriculum
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To broaden scientific and technological knowledge thus gaining proficiency in critical and creative thinking
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To instill Christian values among learners thus enhancing their responsibility to serve and contribute towards social transformation

History

In June of 1984, Maria Montessori International School (MMIS), then called Maria Montessori Children’s House, opened its doors in a one-room, barn-like structure along Fuente Osmeña Road with only 27 nursery enrollees during its first school year.

That first batch of students were building blocks for the years that followed. By 1988 the school had complete pre-school and grade school departments for boys and girls and transferred to one of its present sites in Gorordo Avenue, Lahug. A decade later, the high school program was added.

In 2001, the Talamban campus opened another home for the Preschool, Grade School and High School levels. The school eventually changed its name to Maria Montessori International School in 2007. Known for being the pioneer in providing Montessori education in Cebu City, MMIS continues to nurture each child’s development into a self-reliant, responsible, and service-oriented individual.

✟ Corazon Teves Villamor, M.A.Ed.

Founder of Maria Montessori International School

MMIS has a well-deserved reputation for excellence. When you look at our academic curriculum, our extra-curricular activities, and all other aspects of our school, you will find that we are a community committed to EXCELLENCE. It is a common thread that connects our teachers and our students.
See Director's Message

Our Identity

Philosophy

Maria Montessori International School is a caring and nurturing educational community encouraging diverse learners to contribute towards social transformation through service. It adheres to a holistic and excellent basic education. Its ultimate goal is to produce virtuous citizens for the global community and for heaven.

Vision

Maria Montessori International School is a caring and nurturing educational community committed to unfold diverse learners to become servant leaders, values driven individuals, and equipped with the 21st century skills.

History

It is the mission of the school to aid the unfolding of diverse learners through an integrative, outcome-based, and socially relevant curriculum.

Memberships

MMIS is PAASCU Accredited, FAPE certified, and a CEAP member.
Montessorians are products of an institution that soars high in the name of excellence yet still stays true to its roots.

Our MMIS Graduates

Attributes

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ervant Leaders
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ngaged Critical Thinkers
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esilient Global Citizens
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alues-Driven Individuals
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ffective Communicators
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killied ICT and Media Learners

Values Formations Attributes of an MMIS Graduate

I. A.M. V.A.L.U.E.S. D.R.I.V.E.N
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    ntegrity
  • A
    ccountability
  • M
    odesty
  • V
    alor
  • A
    daptability
  • L
    eadership
  • U
    nity
  • E
    mpathy
  • S
    ervice
  • D
    iscipline
  • R
    esponsibility
  • I
    ndependence
  • V
    eneration
  • E
    motional Strength
  • N
    ationalism

Director's Message

Dear Parent,

Thank you for your interest in Maria Montessori International School.

MMIS has a well-deserved reputation for excellence. When you look at our academic curriculum, our extra-curricular activities, and all other aspects of our school, you will find that we are a community committed to EXCELLENCE. It is a common thread that connects our teachers and our students.

This is a place where children can grow and develop. They will be working with teachers who have high expectations for them, will help them achieve their potential, and provide them with a loving environment.

MMIS is a place I love and am very proud of. In admissions, our goal is to provide you and your child information to help you make the best decision for your child’s future. To learn more about us, we encourage you to explore our website, and visit our campuses. Please email or give us a call to schedule your visit.

I am looking forward to getting to know your stories and sharing ours.

“This is a place where children can grow and develop.”

Best Regards,

Mia Villamor - Young
MMIS Director

Director's Message

Director's Message