Riffat Mushtaq

31 years ago a passionate Montessori teacher embarked on a journey with the aim of establishing a school which was to be the home of Love, Joy and Creativity. She was not just a teacher but a mentor, a counseller, an artist, an explorer and above all a mother to her beloved pupils as she discovered the potential of not just her students but countless teachers.
With a humble beginning of 50 pupils Roots has grown into a lush tree --- an academic institution par excellence! Established on 10th April 1988 at 74 Harley Street, it was the first international Montessori school in the twin cities of Rawalpindi/Islamabad. Brainchild of a great visionary and dynamic educationist imbued with tremendous compassion for children. Having nurtured children for over two decades, she laid the foundation of a new schooling experience which focused on 21st century ideals of learning…Learning to know, learning to do, learning to be and learning to live together.