Maria Montessori was personally dedicated to many modern issues: equality of the sexes, the link between education and peace.

Dedicated, she fled her country to escape fascism: first to Spain, which she left when the civil war broke out, then to England and Holland. She later left Holland to go live in India where her method was already successful. She befriended Gandhi and Nehru and created many Montessori schools over there (that is why, in India, Montessori School is now a current expression). In fact, it is in India that she developed her method further with her son Mario, especially for kids from 6 to 12 years old and more specifically cosmic education, which emphasizes the interconnection between nature’s elements.

In 1946, at 76 years old, Maria Montessori returned to Amsterdam where she lived until she died in 1952. In the last years of her life, she travelled a lot to promote her method and presided several association meetings, including the last one in London in 1951. She passed away on May 6, 1952 at the age of 81 from a cerebral hemorrhage in Noordwijk aan Zee in Holland.