IQ tests of children educated according to the Montessori method revealed they enjoyed a higher level of intelligence than the children educated according to the traditional method.*
A new peer reviewed study (once again) shows a direct correlation between inspiring intelligence and Montessori environments. That’s right. A calm, loving, developmentally appropriate environment rich with activities that are age and stage appropriate actually leads to children with higher IQs.
I know what you are thinking. That is because they are all private school kids. But the same holds true for Montessori in public schools. A different study from earlier this year shows children in public Montessori schools have higher levels of success than children in traditional schools.