Collège Maria Montessori des Aiglons

Cruseilles, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 74350, France

Q2: What is the age range of children in the school / organisation? 


Q3: What is the number of children in each of the age ranges?

12-15                  25

Q4: How is the school / organisation funded?

Fee paying

Q5: What year was the adolescent (age 12+) organisation/ school established or when it is planned to start?


Q6: Are students together in mixed age groups?


Q7: What is the school / organisation policy about accepting children without previous Montessori experience to the adolescent programme?

Open but with a long and deep selection in order to be sure that the adolescent and his/her family will fully agree with the programme and can find his/her place within the group

Q8: What are the arrangements regarding boarding?

Weekly boarding

Q9: Which of the following best describes the location of your school / organisation?


Q10: Would you describe your school / organization as land based?


Q11: What qualifications are offered at 16?

National qualification

Q12: What qualifications are offered at 18?


Q13: Which teaching approaches are used?

Lectures, Seminars, Individual research, Curriculum textbooks, Experiential learning,

Large work on multidisciplinary projects

Q14: Are the young people linked into the local community? 

Not yet but planned for coming years

Q15: What is your school’s capacity for each age range?

12-15 35

15-18 –

Q16: Do you accept students without previous Montessori experience into the adolescent programme?


Q17: Does your adolescent school/organization have access to land?

It is based on the land

Q18: In what ways do your adolescents interact with land? (tick all that apply)

Land preservation and restoration,

Care of animals, Raising livestock to eat or sell ,

Raising crops/fruits/vegetables

Q19: Approximately what percentage of study is derived from the work on the land? (please provide examples)

20% (micro-economy, botanics…)

Q20: If students travel to the land and board there, how often do they stay there and for how long? (please describe)

Respondent skipped this question

Q21: What are the facilities that make up your adolescent environment?

Vegetable Garden, Residence/ Boarding House,

Computers, Library, Kitchen, Classrooms

Q22: Which professional institutions outside of the school structure do your students use?

Botanical Gardens,

Other (please describe)

partnership with an educational farm

Q23: How many adults work in the adolescent programme?

Full time 5

Part time 5

Q24: How many members of staff are specialists? (Please give details)


Q25: How many adults working in the adolescent programme have Montessori qualifications at the adolescent level?


Q26: Have any members of your staff attended the AMI/NAMTA adolescent orientation programme? (Please indicate numbers and location)


Q27: How many adults have undertaken adolescent training elsewhere? (Please give details)


Q28: How many adults who have undertaken adolescent orientation also have Montessori qualifications at other levels? (Please give numbers and the level of training)

Respondent skipped this question

Q29: How many adults working in the adolescent programme have Montessori qualifications at other levels but have not had adolescent orientation?

6-12 1 (on-going)

Q30: How many adults working in the adolescent programme have only traditional teaching qualifications?


Q31: How many adults are directly involved in the adolescent programme? (Please list their roles, e.g. House Parent, Farm Manager, Kitchen Manager)

2 Residential life managers, 1 Kitchen manager,

1 micro-economy manager

Q32: Are additional external specialists contracted and for what specialties?

Sports, Arts, Music

Q33: Of these, how many have been exposed to Montessori methods?

Q34: What percentage of time does the adolescent spend receiving instructional lessons and how much time is given to independent learning?

Instructional (approximate percentage per week) 60

Independent (approximate percentage per week) 40

Q35: What opportunities are provided for adolescents to experience community life?


Residence/Boarding House Full time

Guest House Never

Store Occasionally

Farm Part time

Social Experiences outside the school Occasionally

Q36: How often do the adolescents have the opportunity to experience production and exchange?

If regularly or occasionally, please describe how

sell self-made products on Open Days

Q37: Does the adolescent community run their own bussiness?


Please give details

Already manage their money. We plan to create a

dedicated structure for them.

Q38: Are profits returned to the group for collective use or given out to individuals?

Collective (please provide details) X (buy a TV…)

Q39: What responsibilities do the adolescents have in respect of their environment?

Building maintenance

Q40: What responsibilities do the adolescents have in respect of themselves?


Q41: To what extent do the adolescents have the opportunity to take responsibility for their own study and work? (Please describe)

Respondent skipped this


Q42: Is your school able to fully implement the Montessori adolescent approach or are there state mandated requirements that prevent you from full implementation?

Able to fully implement

Q43: How is student progress assessed? Give details of frequency

Mandatory National/State tests At the end of Year 9