International Montessori School “Beautiful Minds” is a private trilingual school declared to the Academy of Versailles. We welcome children of all nationalities and backgrounds aged 2-6 years old in a toddler (2-3 years old) and a primary (3-6 years old) programs.
We are also planning to open the elementary class (6-9 years old) in September 2018.
Our team are experienced AMI-trained Montessori educators, (Association Montessori Internationale), regularly supervised by the Institut Supérieur Maria Montessori.
Maria , Directress
« After seven years of having a corporate career in large international companies, I discovered the Montessori approach after the birth of my son. Maria Montessori’s writings completely changed my life and my vision of the child. This was the start of two years of reflections, trainings and observations at Montessori schools in France and abroad which inspired me to start my own Montessori school in 2013, aimed to develop the potential of each child »
Véronique , French-speaking Teacher, 0-3 y.o.
« I have always been very interested in teaching and how a child responds to the education they receive. I have continued to investigate this since my masters in philosophy. “Help me think by myself “ which echoes Maria Montessori. This is where I have found the way to help young children to fulfil their potential and respect their wish to learn by themselves.
Since the beginning of my training as an Early Childhood Educator in 2013 at the Saint- Honoré training centre in Paris, I have attended several courses at the Institut Supérieur Maria Montessori. I was struck by the excellent way the material is used so that the child can explore the world around them. My work experience at the end of my studies to become an early childhood educator was at the Beautiful Minds school in Courbevoie in 2015.
Today I am very proud to be able to use my energy and experience in a Montessori school such as Beautiful Minds, in the 2/3 year old class »
Esther, English-Speaking Teacher, 0-6 y.o.
I studied Life Science and minored in Psychology at McMaster University and proceeded to work in Seoul, teaching English as a second language for 5 years, and traveling Asia in my spare time.
During my time teaching in Seoul, I saw limitations to the traditional education system and questioned what approach to education would best benefit the children. Through my search for an answer, I discovered the Montessori method. It resonated with everything I believed to be true about how children naturally develop and learn. Inspired by Dr. Montessori’s scientific approach to education, my passion to make a difference in education naturally brought me to pursue further studies in childhood development at the Foundation for Montessori Education in Toronto, an AMI accredited foundation founded by Renilde Montessori.
I have joined the Beautiful Minds team as a Montessori Guide since September 2017.
Olivia, French-Speaking Teacher, 3-6 y.o.
« I have always been passionate about psychology and human development. Maria Montessori’s approach has been a revelation to me with regards to my profesionnal path. I took the training at the Maria Montessori Institute of London and then worked for two years in an AMI school. I have joined Beautiful Minds team in the 3 to 6 bilingual class since september 2017 ».
Eveleen , English-Speaking Teacher, 0-6 y.o.
« During my ‘0-3 Early Childghood Care and Education’ training I spent many hours of practical experience working and observing in a Montessori school in Ireland. This was my first introduction to this method of education. I’ve seen how each child developed as a unique individual and as valued member of the class and community. Upon completion of my training I began my ‘3 to 6 Montessori Teacher Training’ with Portobello Institute, Dublin. I feel fortunate to work with children during their most formative years. I am delighted to be part of the great team of Beautiful Minds »
Pakita , French-speaking Teacher, 3-6 y.o.
« After studying communication and working in the marketing and advertising field, I decided to change my career and to work with children. The development of the child and the importance of respect for one’s personality and rhythms is, for me, Something fundamental. Therefore, after working in a nursery, I turned to the pedagogy of Maria Montessori. I followed the training for 3-6 old children at AMI-center and obtained my diploma. The thought of Maria Montessori echoes particularly to me because her observations as well as the development of her material take the child as a starting point and she creates for him an environment conducive to his development. I have been Lucky to integrate Beautiful Minds school at the opening of the English-French-Russian class in September 2014 »
Marina , Russian-speaking Assistant Teacher, 3-6 y.o.
« After graduating as a teacher of French and English in Russia, I always worked with children. I have a Russian language license in France. I discovered the Montessori pedagogy during my studies. Working at Montessori school in Val-de-Marne, I successfully completed my training as AMI’s Montessori Assistant. I joined the formidable team of the Beautiful Minds school of Courbevoie in 2014 at the opening of the French-Russian class »