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Montessori Compass

Montessori Record Keeping Made Easy


Montessori Compass is a classroom-management software that helps Montessori teachers in dozens of countries spend less time on paperwork and more time working with kids — teaching, listening and helping.

Montessori Compass also simplifies parent communication, resulting in a more personalized connection with the school community. The app makes it easy to share academic progress, social development, and those wonderful moments of childhood spontaneity that help make your classroom such an enjoyable place!

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3 Engineers
2 Designers
1 Product Manager
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November 2011
Rob Amos
Rob Amos
Founder & CEO

We interviewed numerous development companies from different parts of the world. With many options on the table, we chose Railsware because they got it! We knew very early in our discussions they understood our vision and had the experience necessary to make it a reality. Railsware's team has the right balance of technical expertise, professional communication, and above all else - an overwhelming passion for bringing awesome web apps into the world.

We are very happy to have selected Railsware as our technical partner. We absolutely recommend Railsware to any entrepreneur seeking to make their vision a reality.


Railsware has delivered full-cycle product development for Montessori Compass - a website aimed to simplify the day-to-day record keeping for Montessori educators while providing a convenient way for busy parents to remain actively engaged with the school community.

Our engineers have built the project from the very Inception and scoping through production to deployment. We've handled front-end and back-end development for Montessori Compass, as well as graphical and UI design. Additionally, our team has migrated non-scalable .NET application to Rails 3 and prepared the platform for use by hundreds of Montessori schools.

System Integration
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