English Montessori Kindergarten

Our aim is to provide an authentic Montessori learning environment for children 2.5-6 years of age.

We have two kindergartens ideally situated in prime areas of Budapest. One is located on the Pest side,in the 5th district, near Kálvin tér. The other is nestled among the hills of Buda. Both locations offer full-day and half-day programs. We have attracted families from around the world which gives the child exposure to a rich, multicultural learning environment.

Lotti and Maxim Montessori offers a high level of one-on-one interaction between the children and teachers. Our multi-aged classrooms are specially prepared to encourage each child to actively participate in their learning/development process.

Mission Statement and Vision

Lotti & Maxim Montessori embodies and adheres to Montessori philosophy founded by Dr. Maria Montessori the first female Italian doctor and three time nominee for the Nobel Peace prize. A method that was founded by a genius who was way ahead of her time, over 100 years ago. This truly remarkable method of education was created only through the genuine observations of the child.

The purpose of Lotti and Maxim Montessori is to provide a safe, secure and a loving environment where a child can reach his or her full potential in the “formation of human” during the formative years of 0 – 6 years of age. (Also in Montessori, what is called the “sensitive period” of a child.) Lotti and Maxim Montessori is dedicated to providing a truly remarkable learning experience for children. We trust that an excellent well balanced education is the single most valuable asset to bestow upon our children. Protecting your precious young ones with an education that enhances the spirit of a child while cautiously stimulating the mind is our privilege. It is our hope to help the child travel the world with a knowledge of humanity and interest in world cultures, languages while using “grace and courtesy as a human responsibility”. We believe that respect for one’s self and others is the greatest gift to all of humankind. The adult in our environment inspires a child to find the path that one must follow at such an early age, only to realize their desire and passion to succeed within one’s self..

Dr. Maria Montessori’s description of education reform in her genuine words…

“Education must not be the exploitation of a poor mind, which has to memorize boring things. It is not the imitation of study which is important. We discuss how long should be spent on each study, one hour, two hours or twenty minutes. This is not a reform. The reform of education is to give life and to give knowledge in a form which is necessary to life. When this is done, the students can learn much more than they do today without fatigue. We must enlarge the syllabus. We enlarge the mind if we give abundant nourishment.”

Open House at Lotti & Maxim


BUDA – 1021 Budapest , Hárshegyi út 3.

Saturday July 07th, 10.00 am-12.00 pm

Lotti and Maxim International Montessori School announces an OPEN HOUSE for all interested parents in the start of our new Elementary Level Program (6 year old 8 year old) classroom.
The classroom will be staffed with an Association Montessori Internationale (A.M.I.) trained and certified, native English speaking teacher.
The teacher and our school staff will be on-site to explain the advantages and prospective outcomes of a Montessori education, as well as to discuss any questions you may have about the Montessori methodology.
You will have the opportunity to tour the new classroom in addition to the school grounds and learn about the Montessori program.
Refreshments will be served.
Please come and take a look at this internationally acclaimed teaching method for your children.
In addition, we have classrooms for a Montessori Toddler program (2 year old 3 year old) and a new, additional Montessori Childrens House classroom (3 year old 6 year old). You will also be able to explore these areas during the tour as well. We will have an AMI trained teacher on staff to answer questions in these areas also.

Please register for the OPEN HOUSE in e-mail: lhausel@lottiandmaxim.com