Head Start Montessori House of Children was founded in 1984.
Head Start is about children - about children finding themselves and making discoveries, about learning and evolving. It is known for its transparency, its team of committed and passionate educators, and its strong belief in the Montessori pedagogy and philosophy.
Head Start Montessori House of Children which has a programme for children aged 2 ½ to 6, and Early Years Montessori, which has an infancy programme for those between 15 months and 3 years old, are located in Koramangala.
Head Start Montessori, Whitefield, offers a learning journey from infancy to Elementary (15 months to 12 years) in one campus.
Head Start also runs a Grade One to Twelve school, Head Start Educational Academy, on Sarjapur Road. We have an Elementary (Primary) Montessori programme from Grade One to Three. From Grade Four to Eight we have designed a curriculum that is unique to us, yet inclusive, which incorporates the Montessori philosophy, leading to a choice of either the IGCSE or ICSE examinations for Grade Ten. Thereafter it offers the AS & A level and the ISC for Grades Eleven and Twelve.
All our schools are run and managed by the Head Start Educational Trust. Our Board of Trustees is responsible for the financial management of the school. Our Managing Trustee and Founder Director, in collaboration with our Principal, make decisions regarding our educational programmes, with inputs from our academic team. Our Head Start name and logo are registered trademarks with copyright reserved.
Head Start Montessori House of Children has been a home away from home for many children in Bengaluru for over three decades. This Montessori House of Children is known for its love and attention for the child. Head Start has also helped spread the pedagogy of Dr. Maria Montessori, especially at a time when there were very few Montessori schools in Bengaluru.
The Montessori movement has grown, inspiring many educators to undergo the training and implement the pedagogy. Dr. Maria Montessori spent a few years in India, working with both children and teachers, leaving behind a beautiful legacy that respects the child and follows his or her natural development. Awareness of the efficacy of such a learning environment, and the philosophy behind it, has spread her movement and given more and more children a chance to be part of it.
Head Start has been committed to serving the needs of the child according to the spirit of Montessori and believes that this is a pedagogy that has survived over a hundred years because of its clarity, its ability to work at the pace of the child and its potential to include children with different needs, all within one space referred to as an environment.
Samina Mahmood, Founder Director says, “The method is so perfect that it’s hard to change; its articulation is brilliant and makes you believe it is a way of learning that truly develops every sense and need of the child. We are fortunate to be a part of this global family”.