Our mission is to provide an individualized learning environment, based on the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori, that is designed to help students become independent, life-long learners who are academically grounded and socially confident about their place in the world.


Our goal is to build an environment that will help every student explore, communicate, work and perfect skills to their highest potential. We want each student to grow in self-esteem, well-grounded in academics and joyful about learning.

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Chapter 27 – Always Underfoot

ALWAYS UNDERFOOT When the new child comes into our lives we immediately adore it but we soon find that it is not an unmixed...
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Chapter 26 – Tell me a Story!

TELL ME A STORY! You hear this from every child who can talk. You answer, "Once upon a time...." The fascination never leaves,...
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Chapter 25 – The Sense of Beauty

THE SENSE OF BEAUTY It does not require deep logic to appreciate beauty. The mentality of children is well suited to it, and...
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Chapter 24 – The Tumultuous Teens

THE TUMULTUOUS TEENS There is probably no age more completely understood than this one, even though every adult can vividly...
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Chapter 23 – The Reality of toys

THE REALITY OF TOYS Toys are a billion-dollar business, the source of many jobs and many fortunes, entirely dependent on...
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Chapter 22 – Stress

STRESS Please do not expect me to solve the problem of stress. Stress lies somewhere between burnout and boredom, solutions can...
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Chapter 21 – Boredom

BOREDOM Children will often say, "I'm bored!" It is hard to know what to do about it. I am thinking of a boy of seven who...
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Chapter 20 – Genius???

GENIUS??? Most parents, when asked whether they would like to have a child genius, would answer, "NO." They would say that they...
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Chapter 19 – Whose fault is it?

WHOSE FAULT IS IT? "Everything has got to be somebody's fault!" This was the plaint of a seven-year old boy trying to cope with...
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Chapter 18 – Be Quiet!

BE QUIET! Noise is a problem in our society. If we live near the airport we hear the jets scream. If we live on a busy street...
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A kind, caring, welcoming teachers and community. The school is a bit small, but they make up for that by using community resources. I love true Montessori approach.. students learn independence, thoughtfulness, creative thinking and community awareness in a way no traditional school can offer. I don’t worry about my daughter not having to memorize answers for tests, because here she develops the skills necessary to find the information she needs. A Montessori student is never lost.


We have a very bright child who was bored at the local Catholic school and a child with significant learning delays. Both children are THRIVING. The education is exceptionally child-centered–math, english, and science learnings have been remarkable. We have found this school to be nothing less than flexible, loving and supportive. Can’t recommend highly enough!


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