About Us

Head Start Montessori House of Children, Whitefield began its journey with children in 2017. It offers an Infancy programme (ages 15 months to 3 years), a Pre- Primary programme (3 to 6 years), a Lower Elementary programme (6 to 9 years) and an Upper Elementary programme (9 to 12 years). Children transition seamlessly from one phase to another. Children transfer to Head Start Educational Academy, Sarjapur for Grade 7 onwards.

Head Start Montessori, Whitefield is one of the schools run and managed by the Head Start Educational Trust.

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 their 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.

The Head Start group has been committed to serving the needs of the child according to the spirit of Montessori since 1984 and believes that this is a pedagogy that has survived over a century and more because of its clarity, its ability to work at the pace of the child and its potential to include children with different needs and abilities.

Samina Mahmood, Group Chief Executive says, “The method is so perfect that it is 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.”

An organisation that is known for its transparency and willingness to share its thoughts on education with parents and well-wishers, Head Start Educational Trust has two preschools in Koramangala - Early Years Montessori House of Children and Head Start Montessori House of Children, in addition to Head Start Montessori in Whitefield. It also runs a Grade One to Twelve school, Head Start Educational Academy, on Sarjapur Road which has an Elementary (Primary) Montessori programme from Grades One to Three. From Grade Four to Eight it has its own composite syllabus that 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 ISC for Grades Eleven and Twelve.