About our Logo
In the Māori culture of New Zealand, the image of the Koru or fiddle-head represents new beginnings and the unfolding of possibility. Not just the new and unknown, but the revealing and unfurling of what is already there- innate within itself. This is appropriate as a symbol for both the young children that Bozeman Montessori serves and also for Bozeman Montessori itself as a new business and community.
More than all that, the fiddle-head can represent the bigger picture of the Montessori movement in the world. As we allow each child to reveal himself and follow his natural course of development, that child will contribute to the world in a positive way. Each child that we aid in their development will in turn aid the world. In the fiddle-head of a fern there are many smaller spirals within. Each works together to unfold itself as it reaches for the sun.
I also appreciate that the fiddle-head is a spiral, and spirals are often thought of as a link between mathematics and nature, as was revealed by Fibonacci.