Our Schools

Our Schools

Courbevoie
(2-6 years old)


Puteaux Théâtre
(2-12 years old)


Puteaux Ampère
(3-6 years old)


Courbevoie

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).


Our Team (more details)

Courbevoie

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).


Our Team

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, 2-3 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.”

Lyndsey, English-Speaking Assistant, 2-3 y.o.


“Having studied Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Arts for Children, I have always been interested in multicultural environments and early childhood education. Through my coursework I was introduced to several alternative systems of education and was specifically drawn to Howard Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences and how each child has his own personal style of learning. After working as a teacher in an after-school program for children from hispanophone families in Princeton, New Jersey, and at a Crèche for an English Language Project in Paris, I am happy to have found a place in the Beautiful Minds community, where children are allowed to learn and grow at their own speeds in a nurturing environment.”

Pauline, French-speaking Teacher, 3-6 y.o.


“I have always been passionate about child psychology and I truly enjoy contact with children. Firstly, I decided to do Early Childhood Teacher Training. During this training, I had the opportunity to work at a Montessori school, which was how I discovered the methods of Maria Montessori. I was impressed by the respect for the capabilities and the learning pace of every child and also by the autonomy that Montessori material can develop in children. After my training I worked at a crèche. The welfare of children was always extremely important for me, so I put a lot of effort into the personalisation of every child’s care. Finally, after four years at the crèche, I decided to follow the 3-6 Montessori Teacher training offered by the Institut Supérieur Maria Montessori where I obtained my diploma recognized by Association Montessori Internationale. Since September 2013, I work in the 3-6 y.o. class at Beautiful Minds.”

Marine, French assistant, 3-6 y.o.


“After my Spanish, Education and Primary Education studies, I worked for two years as a school teacher in the Versailles Academy. This professional experience made me realize how much I loved children from 3 to 6 years old at this stage of development where so many things are being built. That’s how I started to get interested in Montessori pedagogy until I finally decided to train and specialize. Today graduated as a 3-6 AMI Montessori Assistant, I intend to devote myself fully to this wonderful philosophy.”

Eveleen, English-Speaking Teacher, 2-6 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.”

Nathalie, French-speaking Teacher, 3-6 y.o.


“After a career in international communication, I decided to change course and move towards a more human and meaningful profession. Impassioned by education and psychology, I quickly turned to Maria Montessori’s work and philosophy, to follow the educator 3-6 training. To me, it’s more than a method, it is a philosophy of life in which the respect and well-being of the child is at the heart of everything. Today, I am happy to help children in their development by keeping listening to their needs. As Maria Montessori said, I am convinced that education and children are the means to contribute to a better world.”

Maria, Russian-speaking Assistant Teacher, 3-6 y.o.


“I was born in Russia and have lived in several cities. My university studies that I did in beautiful Saint-Petersburg were dedicated to classical philology, ancient languages and literature. Languages have always been my great passion and it continues today. After graduation I was blessed to discover the Montessori education, the ideas of which dazzled me right away so that I understood that I needed to study it deeply and become one of the great teachers who want to help transform the world into a better place. After completing my Montessori studies in Moscow I worked in wonderful schools of both Moscow and Saint-Petersburg as a Montessori teacher in 3-6 and 6-9 classes before moving to France. For me the Montessori education is an ever-inspiring view on the endless possibilities of a child, and therefore of every being, the attitude of total belief in the best of us. I’m happy to have become a part of the Beautiful Minds team in November 2017.”

Puteaux Théâtre

International Montessori School “Beautiful Minds” is a private bilingual school declared to the Academy of Versailles since September 2013. We welcome children of all nationalities and backgrounds aged from 2 to 12 years old.

There are two sites in Puteaux : 10, rue Ampere and 1, place du Theatre. School at rue Ampere has been opened in September 2014 and has Children’s House (3-6 yrs bilingual French-English). Our second site at Place du Theatre is opened since September 2016 and has Children’s Community (2-3 yrs bilingual), Children’s House (3-6 yrs bilingual) and Elementary Environment (6-12 yrs bilingual French-English).


Our Team (more details)

Puteaux Théâtre

International Montessori School “Beautiful Minds” is a private bilingual school declared to the Academy of Versailles since September 2013. We welcome children of all nationalities and backgrounds aged from 2 to 12 years old.

There are two sites in Puteaux : 10, rue Ampere and 1, place du Theatre. School at rue Ampere has been opened in September 2014 and has Children’s House (3-6 yrs bilingual French-English). Our second site at Place du Theatre is opened since September 2016 and has Children’s Community (2-3 yrs bilingual), Children’s House (3-6 yrs bilingual) and Elementary Environment (6-12 yrs bilingual French-English).


Our Team

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.”

Maija, English-speaking teacher, 2-3 y.o.


“After graduating from Information Design and collaborating with charities in London, I decided to gain experience with children. I spent two and a half years as a school assistant in my former boarding school in England. I am passionate about work with children and this led me to the Maria Montessori Institute in London where I graduated from AMI Montessori 3-6 and 0-3 years. My experience at the Hornsey Rise School in London has proved to me on many occasions the richness of what a Montessori environment can bring to children. I have been working at the Beautiful Minds School since September 2015.”

Sabrina, French-speaking teacher, 3-6 y.o.


“After 12 years in the humanitarian sector in France and abroad, my family and I settled in India, where we discovered the Montessori approach and where Maria Montessori herself spent a number of years. I was offered to teach French in the Montessori class of my daughters and I had the chance to observe the Montessori approach from the inside. This was the starting point of an evolution in my career: I decided to support children in growing at the best of their potential, nurturing their self-confidence and their autonomy – another way for me to foster Humanity in our present and future world. I graduated after a 9-month AMI-training in India and I have now the pleasure to join the Beautiful Minds’team of Puteaux-Théâtre.”

Beatriz, English teacher, 3-6 y.o.


“I have been more than ten years involved in the sphere of education having carried out various roles inside the classroom, as a Music teacher, English teacher, Arts teacher and as a classroom lead teacher both in traditional and Montessori environments.
Over the years I have combined my passion for Music and my career as an Educator in different cities around the world. In 2015 my devotion for traveling and discovering other cultures brought me to Shanghai, where I completed my Montessori training and where I worked for two years as a Montessori Lead Teacher in a multicultural environment. This experience has contributed to make my professional and personal experience much more complete. I have become aware of the importance of education for the development of motivation, communication and personal growth in a global world in order to guide the children to reach their full potential in an environment of respect and freedom. Since September 2017 I am part of the Beautiful Minds’team in the Children’s House (3-6 yo) at Puteaux-Théâtre school.”

Flora, English-speaking assistant, 3-6 y.o.


“Born in Hong Kong, I lived in England, USA and now in France, so I am trilingual in English, Chinese and French. I hold an American license and a French diploma in Art. Since I became a mother, I have developed an interest in working with children and the pedagogy of Maria Montessori has inspired me deeply to continue in this way. I followed AMI-assistant for children 3-6 y.o. training at AMI-center. I also obtained my diploma of English as foreign language Teacher. I joined Beautiful Minds in March 2016 and I take care of the bilingual Children’s House (3-6).”

Elodie, French teacher, 6-12 y.o.


“After a bachelor’s degree in Music and Dance Technology (TDG), I studied at the University of Caen Normandie until September 2017. While studying, I worked as a facilitator in schools in priority education areas and in out-of-school activities, with children of all ages. Throughout my meetings and readings, I discovered Maria Montessory’philosophy. Being able to take a fresh look at the child, to help him in his development, to promote his autonomy while stimulating his curiosity and to respect his growth rate : these are now my goals in terms of education. In October 2017, I decided to take the 6-12 year AMI educator course at the Centre de Formation Montessori Francophonie in Archamps (74). I am thrilled to have joined the Beautiful Minds team and very happy to work with children in the 6-12 year old class.”

Claudia, English teacher, 6-12 y.o.


“After a PhD in political philosophy and working internationally for a few years as researcher, I decided to do a Master in child development from the Institute of Education (London), following a long-standing interest in this subject. I then worked as an assistant in several primary schools in London, as well as in research for educational psychology services in Scotland. During these years, I found that the traditional education system left little space for children to develop their individuality, and did not allow many children to enter the universe of learning with enthusiasm. As I discovered Montessori cosmic education, I found that this addresses all the limits of traditional education. I then decided to train as an elementary teacher, attending the AMI course in Girona. I worked at the Montessori schools in Italy and in Germany prior to joining Beautiful Minds in October 2018.”

Scott, English assistant, 6-12 y.o.


“My name is Scott. I’m 37 years old and I am from England, South London. I’ve been living just outside Paris for the past three and a half years and I’m currently working as the 6-12 classroom assistant at Beautiful Minds after qualifying from 6-12 AMI Assistant course at Maria Montessori Institute, London. My background was working in Acute neurological rehabilitation of young people with epilepsy after which I studied paediatric nursing at the university of Surrey, England. I went on to hold various care and teaching positions in England. As the children will tell you I’m a keen footballer and have a good (but English) sense of humour, I enjoy bringing arts and crafts to the classroom and English reading. I was also proud to be a part of Beautiful Minds first ever residential camp to England in 2018 and I hope to continue this into 2019. I hope to continue working with children here and inspiring beautiful minds for years to come.”

Claire, French-speaking teacher, 3-6 y.o. – Puteaux Ampère


“After finishing my studies in Law and Management, I worked for five years in the Health State field. I was always passionate about positive psychology and cognitive science linked to childhood development and this naturally led me to the Montessori Method. I decided to change my whole career and took some time off to discover a new path for myself. It’s after a long journey in India where I trained to yoga, dance and ayurvedic medicine that I decided to start this new adventure here at Beautiful Minds Montessori school. I am strongly convicted that the Montessori approach helps us to raise the potential of each child and to put in light their inner treasures. I am happy to be a part of the Beautiful Minds team in Puteaux Ampère, to contribute to this humanist mission which is the Education of the Youngest.”

Puteaux Ampère

International Montessori School “Beautiful Minds” is a private bilingual school declared to the Academy of Versailles since September 2013. We welcome children of all nationalities and backgrounds aged from 2 to 12 years old.

There are two sites in Puteaux : 10, rue Ampere and 1, place du Theatre. School at rue Ampere has been opened in September 2014 and has Children’s House (3-6 yrs bilingual French-English). Our second site at Place du Theatre is opened since September 2016 and has Children’s Community (2-3 yrs bilingual), Children’s House (3-6 yrs bilingual) and Elementary Environment (6-12 yrs bilingual French-English).


Our Team (more details)

Puteaux Ampère

International Montessori School “Beautiful Minds” is a private bilingual school declared to the Academy of Versailles since September 2013. We welcome children of all nationalities and backgrounds aged from 2 to 12 years old.

There are two sites in Puteaux : 10, rue Ampere and 1, place du Theatre. School at rue Ampere has been opened in September 2014 and has Children’s House (3-6 yrs bilingual French-English). Our second site at Place du Theatre is opened since September 2016 and has Children’s Community (2-3 yrs bilingual), Children’s House (3-6 yrs bilingual) and Elementary Environment (6-12 yrs bilingual French-English).


Our Team

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.”

Maija, English-speaking teacher, 2-3 y.o.


“After graduating from Information Design and collaborating with charities in London, I decided to gain experience with children. I spent two and a half years as a school assistant in my former boarding school in England. I am passionate about work with children and this led me to the Maria Montessori Institute in London where I graduated from AMI Montessori 3-6 and 0-3 years. My experience at the Hornsey Rise School in London has proved to me on many occasions the richness of what a Montessori environment can bring to children. I have been working at the Beautiful Minds School since September 2015.”

Sabrina, French-speaking teacher, 3-6 y.o.


“After 12 years in the humanitarian sector in France and abroad, my family and I settled in India, where we discovered the Montessori approach and where Maria Montessori herself spent a number of years. I was offered to teach French in the Montessori class of my daughters and I had the chance to observe the Montessori approach from the inside. This was the starting point of an evolution in my career: I decided to support children in growing at the best of their potential, nurturing their self-confidence and their autonomy – another way for me to foster Humanity in our present and future world. I graduated after a 9-month AMI-training in India and I have now the pleasure to join the Beautiful Minds’team of Puteaux-Théâtre.”

Beatriz, English teacher, 3-6 y.o.


“I have been more than ten years involved in the sphere of education having carried out various roles inside the classroom, as a Music teacher, English teacher, Arts teacher and as a classroom lead teacher both in traditional and Montessori environments.
Over the years I have combined my passion for Music and my career as an Educator in different cities around the world. In 2015 my devotion for traveling and discovering other cultures brought me to Shanghai, where I completed my Montessori training and where I worked for two years as a Montessori Lead Teacher in a multicultural environment. This experience has contributed to make my professional and personal experience much more complete. I have become aware of the importance of education for the development of motivation, communication and personal growth in a global world in order to guide the children to reach their full potential in an environment of respect and freedom. Since September 2017 I am part of the Beautiful Minds’team in the Children’s House (3-6 yo) at Puteaux-Théâtre school.”

Flora, English-speaking assistant, 3-6 y.o.


“Born in Hong Kong, I lived in England, USA and now in France, so I am trilingual in English, Chinese and French. I hold an American license and a French diploma in Art. Since I became a mother, I have developed an interest in working with children and the pedagogy of Maria Montessori has inspired me deeply to continue in this way. I followed AMI-assistant for children 3-6 y.o. training at AMI-center. I also obtained my diploma of English as foreign language Teacher. I joined Beautiful Minds in March 2016 and I take care of the bilingual Children’s House (3-6).”

Elodie, French teacher, 6-12 y.o.


“After a bachelor’s degree in Music and Dance Technology (TDG), I studied at the University of Caen Normandie until September 2017. While studying, I worked as a facilitator in schools in priority education areas and in out-of-school activities, with children of all ages. Throughout my meetings and readings, I discovered Maria Montessory’philosophy. Being able to take a fresh look at the child, to help him in his development, to promote his autonomy while stimulating his curiosity and to respect his growth rate : these are now my goals in terms of education. In October 2017, I decided to take the 6-12 year AMI educator course at the Centre de Formation Montessori Francophonie in Archamps (74). I am thrilled to have joined the Beautiful Minds team and very happy to work with children in the 6-12 year old class.”

Claudia, English teacher, 6-12 y.o.


“After a PhD in political philosophy and working internationally for a few years as researcher, I decided to do a Master in child development from the Institute of Education (London), following a long-standing interest in this subject. I then worked as an assistant in several primary schools in London, as well as in research for educational psychology services in Scotland. During these years, I found that the traditional education system left little space for children to develop their individuality, and did not allow many children to enter the universe of learning with enthusiasm. As I discovered Montessori cosmic education, I found that this addresses all the limits of traditional education. I then decided to train as an elementary teacher, attending the AMI course in Girona. I worked at the Montessori schools in Italy and in Germany prior to joining Beautiful Minds in October 2018.”

Scott, English assistant, 6-12 y.o.


“My name is Scott. I’m 37 years old and I am from England, South London. I’ve been living just outside Paris for the past three and a half years and I’m currently working as the 6-12 classroom assistant at Beautiful Minds after qualifying from 6-12 AMI Assistant course at Maria Montessori Institute, London. My background was working in Acute neurological rehabilitation of young people with epilepsy after which I studied paediatric nursing at the university of Surrey, England. I went on to hold various care and teaching positions in England. As the children will tell you I’m a keen footballer and have a good (but English) sense of humour, I enjoy bringing arts and crafts to the classroom and English reading. I was also proud to be a part of Beautiful Minds first ever residential camp to England in 2018 and I hope to continue this into 2019. I hope to continue working with children here and inspiring beautiful minds for years to come.”

Claire, French-speaking teacher, 3-6 y.o. – Puteaux Ampère


“After finishing my studies in Law and Management, I worked for five years in the Health State field. I was always passionate about positive psychology and cognitive science linked to childhood development and this naturally led me to the Montessori Method. I decided to change my whole career and took some time off to discover a new path for myself. It’s after a long journey in India where I trained to yoga, dance and ayurvedic medicine that I decided to start this new adventure here at Beautiful Minds Montessori school. I am strongly convicted that the Montessori approach helps us to raise the potential of each child and to put in light their inner treasures. I am happy to be a part of the Beautiful Minds team in Puteaux Ampère, to contribute to this humanist mission which is the Education of the Youngest.”