AMS Mourns the Passing of Renilde Montessori

For Immediate Release

Renilde Montessori

Contact: Dr. Timothy J. Purnell, Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 212-358-1250 x308

American Montessori Society
116 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003-2163

We at AMS were saddened to learn of the passing of Renilde Montessori, who died peacefully at her home in Mansilla, Spain, on September 14.

The youngest grandchild of Dr. Maria Montessori, Renilde embodied her grandmother’s spirit—promoting the Montessori Method both in and out of the classroom. She took a leadership role with Educateurs sans Frontières, a program committed to championing the rights, education, and welfare of children worldwide and served as AMI President from 2000 until 2005.

The AMS family sends its condolences to Renilde’s family and friends, and to our colleagues at AMI, who worked so closely with Ms. Montessori.  

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