Maria Montessori School of Quezon City (formerly Montessori Child Learning Center) was established in 1981 at Project 6, Quezon City.
The founder is Mrs. Maritza L. Tecson who is one of the few Montessori trained educators in the Philippines, having acquired a formal training at “Association Montessori Internationale” (AMI), a Teacher’s Training Center at Perugia and Bergamo, Italy. She was the Academic Chairman of OB Montessori Center for several years untilsuch a timethat she decided to put up her own school. At present she is the treasurer of the FEDERATION OF PHILIPPINE MONTESSORI SCHOOLS INC. or (FPMSI), the objectives of which are to promote the alliance of authenticMontessori Schools as well as to preserve the integrity of the name Montessori.
The school started as a Pre-school and catered services to children of Project 6 and those from neighboring villages whose ages range from 3-6. The school was recognized in 1983 by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports under Government Recognition no. 063 s. 1983.
In 1985 the school opened a branch in Fairview, Quezon City where it continued o ering Preschool and in addition Grades 1-3 courses. A er 3 years of operation, the grade school department was opened at #21 Visayas Avenue, Quezon City. It was also given recognition in1990 under Government Recognition no. E0002 s. 1990.
Due to the growing population, there was a need to expand the school. A 3-story building was built in a 900 sqm. lot at 116 Visayas Avenue and moved its intermediate classes in 1993. From an initial enrolment of 50 students in Project 6, the enrolment grew to 650 in school year 1994-1995. The courses o ered then, included Pre-school and Elementary level, Grades 1-6.
In 1995, a 5-story building was built to house the High School Department. The first batch graduated in March 1999. It was during this year that Montessori Child Learning Center eventually was granted Government Recognition to operate secondary course with the total school population of 900.
In 2002, the school was granted authority to accept foreign students by the Bureau of Immigration. Thus, Montessori Child Learning Center was included in the list of schools, authorized to accept non-immigrant students. A child of a “balikbayan” was accepted in the fi st year as its first enrollee in the same year.
In 2004, Montessori Child Learning Center was changed to Maria Montessori School of Quezon City.
MMSQC is a non-sectarian and co-educational school, conducts classes in air-conditioned rooms for all levels. A Pre-school classroom is also a “prepared environment”. All the furniture are child-sized and the materials are scaled to fit the physical dimensions of a pre-schooler’s body.
As part of the school’s pursuit of quality education, Mrs. Tecson’s daughters, Ms. Judessa L. Tecson and Mrs. Jessela T. Mendoza, a ended a specialized Montessori Training in Montessori Institute of Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA and Center for Montessori Teacher Education, New York, USA, respectively.
In MMSQC, the ideal teaching-learning process is interactive where the learners, the teachers, institutional materials link up with one another reciprocally. The children are provided with an integrated, individualized and academically challenging program that meets their growing developmental needs which change from year to year.
Mrs. Maritza L. Tecson
Ma. Judessa L. Tecson
Jesella T. Mendoza