Recognition of the Montessori National Curriculum

On Friday, 9 December 2011, the Montessori Australia Foundation (MAF) received official notification from the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) that the Montessori National Curriculum has been recognised as an alternative national curriculum framework to be included on ACARA's Recognition Register.

This is a fantastic achievement and has positive implications for everyone working in Montessori classrooms, not only in Australia, but also worldwide. ACARA established a very rigorous recognition process to determine the extent to which a well-established alternative national curriculum can deliver comparable educational outcomes for students to those based on the Australian National Curriculum.