The Montessori Classroom is the exclusive, and only approved, distributor of Gonzagarredi Montessori in North America.
Gonzagarredi is is not only a part of the Montessori history but an integral part that defines Montessori materials. The history of Montessori materials started, grew and originally established itself in Italy, Maria Montessori’s native country, through a collaboration between Maria Montessori and the firm then known as “Ernesto Bassoli e Figli” and later renamed “Società Anonima per il Materiale Montessori”. The very first Montessori materials in the world, were produced in Italy by Gonzag Arredi. Today, Gonzagarredi is one of only four companies in the world that produce Montessori educational material under the supervision and certification of Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) , headquartered in Amsterdam.
Over the past 10 years, the brand has been absent from the United States. As of January 2021, the brand is being once again revived and re-launched, being made available to the Montessori community in the U.S. and Canada, through The Montessori Classroom, an ETC Montessori company.