International Montessori School Little Pearl

6 Hlaváčova, Brno, 614 00, Czech Republic What is the age range of children in the school / organisation? (tick all boxes that apply)

3-6, 6-12

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

3-6                        45

6-12                      25

Q4: How is the school / organisation funded?

Fee paying, State funded

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

Sept 2018

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?

We will accept limited amount of students without Montessori experience, if parents and student will be we informed and aware of the content of the programme

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?


Q12: What qualifications are offered at 18?


Q13: Which teaching approaches are used?

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

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

We plan to be linked to the village we will be located as well to the wider community around the lower levels of our school community

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

12-15 25

15-18 0

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


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

The students travel to the land and board there

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

Raising crops/fruits/vegetables,

Land preservation and restoration,

Other (please specify) Beehives

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

We will start the program sept 2017, we plan that most

of the study will be derived from the land

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

One week at the landsite, one week at the school in the city

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

Classrooms, Kitchen, Library, Art Studio,

Residence/ Boarding House, Workshops,

Vegetable Garden,

Other, please give details (for example barn,

greenhouse, theatre, forest, pond, river)

Apple orchard

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

Botanical Gardens, Museums, Art Galleries

Q23: How many adults work in the adolescent programme?

Full time 2

Part time 1

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

There will be – but we do not have them at the moment

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)

Sweden 1

Australia 2

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

Respondent skipped this question

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

6-12 2

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

Respondent skipped this question

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

Respondent skipped this question

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

Planned :

House parent

Land site ( orchard) manager

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

Arts, Foreign Languages, Crafts, Construction

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

All mentioned above planned – cannot be specified at the moment

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

Respondent skipped this question

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


Residence/Boarding House Part time

Guest House Occasionally

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?


Q37: Does the adolescent community run their own bussiness?

Respondent skipped this question

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

Respondent skipped this question

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

Other (please specify)

Building maintenance, ground maintenance

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

Other (please specify) Cooking, cleaning

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

Respondent skipped this question

Q42: Is your school able to fully implement the

Montessori adolescent approach or are there state mandated requirements that prevent you from full implementation?

Respondent skipped this question

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

Mandatory National/State tests Twice a year

Reflective of Montessori principles and intended



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