- Young People's Community
- Children's House
- Program Enrichments
- Why Montessori?
- Parent Education
Litchfield Montessori School is a small independent day school that serves children aged 15 months to 12 years.
We are committed to serving the whole child, guided by the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori, dedicated to nurturing the child’s love of learning, preserving the child’s sense of wonder, encouraging independence and fostering respect for our world’s social and cultural diversity.
The National Association of Independent Schools challenges educators to meet the needs of the 21st Century student. First and foremost on this list: students must be capable of analytical and creative thinking and problem solving. The Montessori curriculum is designed so that children work in a prepared environment with specially designed materials that allow them to explore concepts hands on. This method has been proven to be more effective at encouraging creative thinking and problem solving over other preschool and early education programs. Another critical skill is leadership: Montessori classrooms are designed to foster leadership and teamwork. Classes consist of mixed age groups where older children model behavior, demonstrate peaceful conflict resolution, work collaboratively with and provide support for their younger peers. These are just a few of the ways in which a Montessori education starts children on the road to success at a very early age, and ensures that they graduate with real world tools necessary for success both in and out of school.
To learn more about the benefits of a Montessori education, please visit the “Why Montessori?” section of our website.
Litchfield Montessori School is fully accredited by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, is a full affiliate of The American Montessori Society, and is a founding member of the Montessori Schools of Connecticut.