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Why The Philippine Montessori Center

Our AMI Advantage

Our Teachers

Our School

The AMI Academic Team

Our core leadership team is made up of individuals with extensive AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) training, and years of teaching experience in model Montessori schools around the world.

Ms. Illuminada Woellhaf
Founder and President

  • Master of Arts, Developmental Psychology, Teacher's College, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

  • Fullbright-Hays grantee in Education

  • AMI Primary (3-6 years) Diploma

  • AMS Primary (3-6 years) Diploma

  • Grant Recipient - Dolman-Delacato Method of Neurological Organization for Brain-injured Children, Institute for the Achievement of Human Potential, Philadephia, PA, USA

  • Researcher - Institute for Developmental Studies, New York Medical College, USA

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Our Teachers

Our teachers are specially trained to observe children, assess developmental needs, creatively respond to individual interests, and offer the right challenge to maximize each child’s potential.  
A Sampling of Our Teachers

Our School

Our Graduates

After 50 years experience, offering authentic Montessori education in the Philippines, our graduates are our greatest legacy. Many of our alumni have chosen paths in life that reflect what Montessori children do in our environments every day, no matter what age they are: they follow their interests, they are passionate about what they do.

Bam Aquino

Philippine Senator,

Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (2012), Social Enterprise and Community Development

GK Galvez-Tan MD

Diplomate, Philippine Board of Radiology, Writer and Choirmaster

Jaime Gaffud

Country Head of Sanctions

HSBC Luxembourg 

Sara Black

Photographer and Health


Mikaella Evaristo

Lifestyle writer & International Student Correspondent

Aly Borromeo


Sofia Gomez

UP Diliman Magna Cum Laude, Spanish Instructor 


Genevieve Cuevas

Software Engineering Manager, Google

Isabel Gomez

Game Designer at Anino PlayLab

Joshua Villanueva

Instrumentalist and Sound Technician, Up with People (Colorado, USA)

The Parents & Their Journey

" I did not start out as a convert of the Montessori method and whilst we embraced the Montessori method, it was not until our latter years when we saw the impact it had on our little girl. Before our eyes, Andrea started off as a precocious toddler, and transformed herself to end her last year in PMC as a confident leader and student.  She exuded gentleness, intelligence, responsibility, creativity - all along keeping her childlike innocence and discipline. " - Mrs Robina Barrera

"What made this school different from many other schools that I have seen since then, apart from the curriculum and methodology, is the dedication of the teachers.  It is hard to imagine that 25 years later, some of the teachers of my children are still in touch with them.  The teachers of PMC did not just teach the Montessori method, they lived it - in and out of the school.  Many of them have become good friends and we continue to see the values of the school through the lives that they live.

This sense of professionalism comes from the philosophy and values of the founder of the school who has successfully been able to maintain the highest standards in education despite the heavy demands of parents in today's multi-tasking world." - Mr. Jolly Gomez 

Our School
Our Graduates

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