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We understand the journey that you and your child are taking.  Beyond our work as Montessori educators and early childhood specialists, we're parents and siblings, informed by our own developmental paths, constantly learning and growing.  The search for beautiful and lively early childhood education is familiar to our faculty and staff.  It's what led us to the Montessori method in the first place.  And it's what brought you here.

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MEASURE OF LOVE - Common Care for the Common Good

  • Extended CDC+ intake protocol for our guides, staff and explorers
  • Timed drop-offs and pickups for each of our families
  • Sequestered, secure indoor and outdoor program space
  • Multiple fresh, comfortable custom masks for every child
  • Thorough Montessori handwashing practices (that never changed)
  • Ongoing alcohol-based cleaning of absolutely everything
  • Nightly UV disinfection of all program rooms
  • Transparent communication between our staff and families
  • Ongoing assessment of our practices and protocols

Until that day when we can rely on a vaccine, we rely on each other.
You have enough in front of you.  We have your back.
Maria’s House Montessori.  Safe together.
Visit our Mutual Care Protocol page by clicking here!


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We know the deep and lasting value of early childhood education.  We also know that an authentic Montessori Primary Program with trained and certified faculty tends to cost more per month than daycare.  At Maria’s House, we believe that excellence isn’t exclusive.  Click here to explore our grants and aid page, or talk with us directly to see what we’re doing to keep real Montessori affordable.

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HERE AT THE HOUSE - Episode Two is Ready!

Here at the House Collection on Vimeo

Along with their inherent challenge, the past fifty days brought unprecedented opportunities for us to grow as a Montessori community.  The Maria’s House elves have harnessed “the wonder of television” to bring our House to yours, our quiet tribute to the lifelong work of Fred Rogers and the enduring vision of Maria Montessori. If you have a special three to six year old in your life and thirty minutes to spare, feel free to click the link above and share a little old-school Montessori magic at Maria’s House. Grace, Mr. Mike, Maestro Holbrow and Ms. Walker are waiting for you, with a few more episodes are in the works, made just for you, just for fun, with love and our best wishes. See you at the House!

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Let me show you…

Our House

Completed in 1874 and dedicated to service as an orphanage in 1907, the Fretz Mansion is the perfect setting for Montessori.  Take a two minute tour (with audio) here.

Take the tour here


Spend a few minutes with our executive director, Laine Walker, as she reflects on the Montessori experience at Maria's House.

The Montessori Difference

New Here?

Maria's House accepts rolling applications based on availability.  Our 2020-21 academic year begins on Monday, August 31.  Click below to explore our Family Information Packet.
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SUmmer 2020

Development doesn't take the summer off.  Neither do we.  Click on the link below for our 60 second video tour (with music) of Ponte Montessori, the summer session of Maria's House.

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Ponte Montessori (The Montessori Bridge) is the summer session at Maria's House.  Fully Montessori in design and delivery, Ponte is an opportunity for your young explorer to experience our approach to hands-on, advanced early-childhood education for a week, a month, or the entire summer.  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS...

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