Free to learn and discover
Founded in 1967 and accredited by the American Montessori Society since 2002, Walnut Park Montessori is situated on a beautiful and historic property in a charming 19th century carriage house that accommodates six multi-age Montessori classrooms. In addition to its thoughtfully prepared classrooms, the facility offers a gymnasium, school library, gardens and newly-constructed outdoor natural playground
Students at Walnut Park complete a three-year primary program that includes a kindergarten year and instills a love of learning, before moving on to first grade at Jackson Elementary. While we focus on the child as an individual, we also create an inclusive community that promotes relationships and nurtures children spiritually, cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically. Because we believe diversity enriches the environment for everyone, we welcome children with a wide array of interests, temperaments, and learning styles. Our families come from many ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds.
“An education capable of saving humanity is no small undertaking: it involves the spiritual development of the person, the enhancement of his or her value as an individual, and the preparation of young people to times in which they live”
-Maria Montessori (Education and Peace)
"We are so fortunate that our child got her academic start here. The classrooms promote self regulation, mutual respect, and focused learning. They are places where children form supportive friendships and learn how to resolve conflicts."WPMS parent 2016