What is MANZ (Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand) ?

MANZ is a collective of schools, organisations and individual members who work together to provide and promote Montessori education in New Zealand.

MANZ is governed by a voluntary council and managed by an executive and administration officer, in consultation with members.

MANZ Draft Strategic Aims 2015-19


MANZ Mission

Montessori makes the Difference

Our mission is to support and influence our community to deliver excellent Montessori programmes that enable the holistic development of infants, children and adolescents.


Vision for MANZ

Making Montessori Matter in Aotearoa New Zealand

We envision Montessori education becoming a well-known, highly respected and informed choice in Aotearoa New Zealand.


MANZ Guiding Principles

  • Creating an environment to foster a love of learning by enhancing freedom with responsibility, valuing creativity and appreciating individuality.
  • Nurturing the human spirit by respecting self, others and the environment through connection, communication and collaboration.
  • Educating for peace by embracing diversity, celebrating the joy of discovery and practicing honesty and humility.