Otkrivatel Montessori School dedicates itself to providing a quality Montessori bilingual education for children aged 14 months through 14 years. We are authentic Montessori school with both Bulgarian and English AMI qualified guides in our classrooms. To us education is a journey that is unique to each child, in a well planned, supportive and rich resourced environment which provides the child with abundant opportunities to develop themselves to their fullest potential.

Otkrivatel Montessori School was founded in 2012 by a newly trained Montessori teacher as a bilingual multi-cultural nursery and primary school dedicated to a child-centred prepared learning environment that supports natural development and self-construction. The school was originally called Peekaboo Montessori Children’s House and had a location in a green Sofia neighbourhood – Dragalevtsi. In 2016, we established an Elementary school program from 1st to 7th grade and we opened the doors at our property on Gluharche Str. We changed the name to Otkrivatel Montessori School in 2017.

We are proud to be the only one school in Sofia to provide an authentic Montessori education from ages 14 months to 14 years.

We have Toddler class (ages 14 months to 3 years), Primary classrooms (ages 3 to 6 years) and Elementary classes (ages 6 to 12 years). It is about to open a classroom for adolescent students – 12-15 years of age.

Visit us to see how Otkrivatel Montessori School can help to to raise children who are socially, morally and emotionally prepared for the real life.

Our Mission

We aid to natural development of your child. Our learning environment nurtures inner intelligence for unfolding the true potential of the child. Our work aims to spark natural curiosity and encourages the children to follow their interests and personal passion by developing their talents and turning them into enviable academic knowledge, leadership skills, self-discipline, responsibility, independence and initiative.

Why Otkrivatel

As a Montessori school, we are different from traditional schools. Our first commitment is to the development of the whole child. Cognitive development and a solid academic foundation are important, yet they represent only one dimension of our aspirations for your child.

Accreditation and Membership

Otkrivatel Montessori School has been accredited by the Ministry of education and science in Bulgaria, since the school first opened its doors in 2013. The Children’s house at Otkrivatel Montessori School is accredited by the Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board (MEAB), UK, in 2016. In 2016 the Elementary program is licensed by the Ministry.

Montessori Approach

Maria Montessori was the first woman to graduate from the University of Rome’s school of medicine. Dr. Maria Montessori gained recognition for her work in math and the established sciences. Her approach to education was based on her scientific observations as well as her belief that the education of children was the means to create a better society.

Basic principles

Montessori philosophy provides guidance for human development. Each stage spans six years, which are distributed between the ages of 0-6, 6-12, 12-18. The Montessori philosophy recognizes them as an interconnected sequence.