A Wonderful Beginning to a Confident Life.

Parents & Guardians,

Welcome to the Mary's Montessori School website. I hope you will learn something here about our school culture: how the children feel, what we (the teachers and parents) value, what we expect from the children, what we hope from them, what we teach, how we teach. I have strong feelings about what our culture is, and Montessori is a huge part of that.

If you are considering Mary's School for your child, the first step is to make an observation. Observation guidelines can be downloaded below, along with other helpful materials. It is hard to join a community without experiencing, at least a little, who they are. After observing comes a lot of conversation and then, if the fit is right, an application may be available.

Please send us an email if you have any questions!


Mary Willis

Resources & Information

Below you can find downloadable documents that provide important info about Mary's Montessori School. Please check back in March 2012 for summer school information and guidelines. If you can't find what you're looking for here, please visit our other pages or contact us.

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The Philosophy of Montessori

This video provides a nice explanation of Montessori education:



On April 21, 2012, Mary's was was nominated for the second time for The Children's Playhouse "Great Friend to Families" award! As described on The Children's Playhouse website: "The Helping Hands award celebrates professionals who, over the course of their careers, have shown extraordinary dedication to improving the lives of children and families."

“And so we discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.”


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