• "The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind" - Dr. Montessori
  • "This then is the first duty of the educator: Stir up life but leave it free to develop"
    - Dr. Montessori
  • "Establishing lasting peace is the purpose of education" - Dr. Montessori
  • "The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say: the children are working as though I did not exist"
    - Dr. Montessori
  • "As soon as children find something that interests them, they lose their instability and learn to concentrate" - Dr. Montessori
  • "Education cannot be effective unless it helps a child to open up himself to life" - Dr. Montessori

Montessori Philosophy

The Montessori approach to educating young children involves carefully preparing a classroom environment with appropriate materials for self-directed learning. The children working in such a setting have greater ability to concentrate, prefer order, choose activities readily, have a serene sense of personal dignity, explode into writing and reading, and have an internal discipline. In this environment, children have many opportunities for concrete experiences which lead to abstractions for later academic work.


About Us

LMS offers a premier Montessori education and full day care for children three months to six years in elegantly designed classrooms equipped with authentic Montessori materials. We are fortunate to have a group of dedicated and skilled teachers who provide superior education and care enabling development of the “whole child.”

We are located on a beautiful two acre campus in west Lawrence in a state of the art building with a large playscape that allows for many happy hours of outdoor play time. In addition to our strong academic emphasis, we also offer a rich and varied enrichment curriculum which provides abundant learning opportunities to our children in the most formative years of their life. We encourage independence and self-directed learning which results in social grace, respect for others, and a positive attitude towards school, adults and peers. Our children develop positive self-image and are motivated and enthusiastic learners in grade school and beyond.

Our Programs

Infant (Nido) … We offer a high quality infant program to ensure that each baby’s emotional, cognitive, physical and social needs are met. Our rooms are clean, bright, cozy, and secure, with an exclusive cushioned outdoor space. Our teachers communicate extensively with the parents about the baby’s day and their use of our educational materials which aid motor development, visual focus, and concentration.

Toddler … Our toddler classrooms are specifically designed to cater to the rapidly developing physical and psychological needs of each child. Our skilled teachers prepare each classroom to provide ample opportunities for eye hand coordination, language development, independence as well as care of self and environment.

Primary … The core of the Montessori primary curriculum is based on the activities of Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language and Cultural Arts using pedagogic Montessori materials. Children acquire self-discipline and independence, deepen concentration and increase attention span through independent work.

Kindergarten … Our Kindergarten curriculum covers mathematics, language, biology, botany, physical sciences, history, and geography as well as the arts. Our program prepares children not only for academic success but also instills in them civic and moral responsibility to be successful throughout their lives.

“The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to age six; for that is the time when human intelligence itself is being formed.”

-Dr. Montessori

Member School

American Montessori Society

education that transforms lives