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What is the Montessori Program?

The Maria Montessori program at Marsh is offered for students from pre-Kindergarten (4 year olds) to 8th grade.

Montessori education starts with students’ natural interests and activities instead of a traditional structured day.

More time could be spent on certain activities or subject areas, since students are encouraged to prioritize their own learning and activities. In turn, they learn project and time management.

Student independence is encouraged, with a focus on the whole student: social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

Students who would benefit from the Montessori program

  • Independent and self-directed

  • Focused

  • Enjoys hands-on learning

What makes the program unique?

  • Students are grouped in multi-age classrooms and encouraged to take responsibility for their own education.

  • Montessori-trained teachers foster independence by supporting students as they move with purpose throughout the classroom.

  • Older students model for younger students.

  • Students remain with the same teacher for 2-3 years, developing a strong sense of community with self-directed learning.

How to apply

A PreK lottery is held in January to early March for children who will be 4 on or before September 1. Students interested in grades K-6 can complete an interest form to be put on a waitlist. Apply for the Montessori program.

Have Questions?

Candice Collins 
Maria Montessori Principal

Tiffany Vang 
Special Programs Coordinator