"The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six." -Dr. Maria Montessori

A Montessori education is preparation for life. Today's research in education and human development is beginning to prove what Dr. Montessori theorized over 100 years ago: children, adolescents, and adults grow across a series of four planes of development, each of which is unique in its own ways.

The first plane of development, between birth and age six, is marked by extraordinary psychological and physical growth. At Morningside Montessori School, our seasoned Montessorians and early childhood educators understand that this phase is critical in every developmental way. More learning takes place at this stage of life than during any other. During this sensitive period, children are able to think concretely and absorb all that surrounds them. Thus, Dr. Montessori called this the time of the "Absorbent Mind." That is precisely why, at Morningside Montessori, we take great care in designing a prepared environment that meets the developmental needs of toddlers (ages 2-3) and primary school children (ages 3-6). 

Our tight-knit community of parents, children and school staff work harmoniously to cultivate the potential of every child. We would love to partner with your family to help prepare your child for life.

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