Montessori Model United Nations

Montessori Model United Nations: A Formative Experience

Rochester Montessori School (RMS) has a long history of sending delegates in 6th and 8th grade to the Montessori Model United Nations conference in New York and Rome. Our students gain real life experience understanding serious global challenges and the tenants of diplomatic communication. This is a formative experience for our students.

RMS students spend several months preparing to attend the global conference. Students are assigned a country and committee work that supports the current United Nations (UN) agenda. Program preparation begins with the study of the UN’s Universal Human Rights and Sustainable Development Goals. Students study the history, scope and mandates of the UN and learn more about their representative county.

At the conference, students hear from current UN Ambassadors, work as delegates in committees to propose resolutions to the world’s most pressing problems, and collaborate with peers from around the world. 

In previous years, RMS students have represented the Czech Republic on the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) committee and worked on topics such as the “Impact of the Ukraine-Russia Conflict on Global Food Security” and “Related Matters and the Empowerment of Rural Women.”

“I didn’t realize the impact of MMUN while I was doing it. It wasn't until I got to high school that I realized how much my work as a delegate impacted my public speaking skills and comfort in getting up in front of large groups to share my ideas.”
John Mueller
RMS Alum and Mayo High School Class of 2026
RMS Students at the 2019 Montessori Model United Nations in New York City, Posing at Rockefellar Plaza

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