Our Classroom Environment

During these profoundly formative years, your child’s mind functions unconsciously, absorbing her environment without a filter, informing her aesthetic sensibilities, and making an indelible impression upon her intellect and soul. As a result, we place great importance upon providing a beautiful, child-centered, meticulously prepared environment.

Home-Like Setting

Our classes are taught in a small home-like setting with an extremely low student-teacher ratio of 1:6, to ensure that children receive individual attention. Children are surrounded by beauty; they play on a large lawn surrounded by gardens and flower beds and shaded by mature trees. The classrooms are replete with hardwood flooring and low shelves which contain authentic Montessori didactic materials, interesting materials that are freely chosen by the children.


Everything in the environment is designed with the child in mind. The home-like setting and small, close-knit, caring community create a relaxed learning environment. Every book, picture, piece of furniture, artifact, of objet d’ art has been selected with great care, deliberation, and respect for the developing capabilities of the young child.

Commercial-Free Environment

We are a commercial-free environment. Nothing in our classrooms are cartoony, kitschy, commercialist, unnecessarily plasticized, mass-produced, or mechanical sounding. There are no televisions, screens, or electronic toys of any sort. Our furniture and classroom materials are made of high-quality maple and beech woods that has been hand crafted, sustainably produced, and certified to be lead free. The Montessori materials are produced by a company based in Holland that partnered with Maria Montessori herself and has served the Montessori community since the 1920s.

Orderly and Organized

The classroom is highly ordered and organized, appealing to the child’s deepest need for order and sensitivity to detail. Nothing in the environment is torn, damaged, broken, or contains missing pieces.

"The house of the child should be lovely and pleasant in all its particulars. It is possible to say that there is a mathematical relationship between the beauty of his surroundings and the activity of the child; he will make discoveries more voluntarily in a gracious setting than in an ugly one."

-Dr. Maria Montessori