Our Mission

Morningside Montessori School blends the philosophy and methods of Dr. Maria Montessori with today’s best practices in child development. Together, we nurture children into compassionate, independent, lifelong learners.


Our Philosophy


We are a non-profit, non-sectarian school. Our philosophy and approach to early childhood education is based on the principles developed by Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952), whose holistic vision of education focuses on the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical needs of the child. The main elements of this approach include individualized experiences that encourage children to become self-directed learners and innovative problem-solvers, multi-age classes within which children support and learn from one another, and a focus on nurturing respect for oneself and others.

Our programs are designed to support children in their most important work: to become independent, compassionate, lifelong learners.