The Montessori School of Douglas County was originally opened by a group of parents in 1976, to offer their children the Montessori approach to education in our community and we continue that tradition today. In 1980, Lupe Villegas became the Directress of the school and she is trained to teach children from the age of 18 months to 10 years old according to the Montessori method.
In 1996 the school started with one primary class. We presently enroll children from 18 months to 10 years with one toddler, three primary and one lower-level elementary class. Additionally, we offer before and after school care for working parents.
Our goal is to offer a rich warm caring, community environment for the children. We are committed to the values underlying the Montessori approach to child development. We are committed to ongoing study in order to better support the natural and total development of each child. We are extremely proud of all our faculty and staff.
MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, INC.
Web site last updated, 04/12/2017: Primary & Toddler Easter Egg Hunt is Thursday, April 13. Elementary class egg hunt: Friday, April 14.
Our School's History
What is Montessori?
Montessori is the name of the discoveries and educational methods by Dr. Maria Montessori. Dr. Montessori, Italy's first woman physician in the early 1900's, used her scientific training to observe how children learn. She discovered that children learn in different ways at different ages. The Montessori classroom is a prepared environment in which the child develops according to his on rhythm and to his own individual potentiality.
Since the child learns at her own pace, a student is able to enter school at any time during the school year.