Since we began with our small class of seven preschoolers in 1971, we have seen many students become productive adults. Happily, many continued to share milestones with us, including high school and college graduations, marriages, and the births of their own children.
But the highest accolade we receive is from the many former students who have enrolled their children here. We are proud to have had such a positive and meaningful impact on so many lives.
Although the Montessori system does not generally administer traditional tests, particularly at the preschool level, we do evaluate our students progress continuously.
At the elementary level, progress is determined by our own observations and measures as well as with traditional tests. Though we are not required to do so, we do administer AIMS testing most years.
History of Montessori Children's House
Montessori Children’s House was started in 1971 by sisters Kay Musil and Carol Eklund for preschool-aged children. In 1980, we expanded the school to include toddlers, and we expanded again in 1988 to include a multi-grade elementary program (1st through 4th grade).
Most of our staff members have been with the school for over 15 years (4 have been here over 20). This means our experienced staff can provide a well-practiced, cohesive curriculum that guides each child from one step to the next. Our approach is simple but effective and focuses on helping each child develop the skills they need to achieve their full potential.
After more than 30 years of teaching, we still strongly believe in the methods and wisdom of Dr. Maria Montessori:
“…no human being is educated by any one else. He must do it himself or it is never done.”
From our staff to our park-like grounds, Montessori Children’s House offers a comfortable, nurturing, and safe environment for the children to learn and grow.