Ideal learning environments for child development

The mission of Mountain Laurel Montessori School is to provide ideal learning environments for each stage of a child’s development, adhering to the highest standards of Montessori education.

We offer a community of possibilities

Endless potential

Meticulous care is taken to design and maintain our indoor and outdoor environments so that students can realize their fullest potential – socially, emotionally, and academically. Children are supported in their own process of self-construction by adults who care.

Ideal learning environments

Our school provides ideal learning environments for each stage of development from infancy through adolescence. Our campus is located on five wooded acres, allowing children daily opportunities to explore the natural world.

Community of confidence and purpose

Ours is a learning community where students thrive independently yet work cooperatively, empowered by a sense of confidence and purpose. Staff and parents support and inspire each other forging lasting relationships that contribute to everyone’s success and happiness.

Lifelong scholars

Teachers and staff are deeply committed to education that guides children to become joyful, lifelong scholars and engaged, responsible citizens of the world.

Former MLMS parent and current teacher shares valuable insights into what makes our school so special.

Carrie Irre <br>
Primary Teacher
Carrie Irre
Primary Teacher

“In a society that undervalues the arts in many educational settings, the arts are very much alive at Mountain Laurel. I won’t even say the arts are alive in Montessori schools in general, because all Montessori schools are not created equal. What I witness in our school warms my heart and convinces me why I sent my children to Mountain Laurel.”

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Learning beyond the walls of the classroom

We encourage our students to interact with the world around them including their peers and teachers, as well as students in other classes and programs in the school. We connect them with the environment beyond the walls of our buildings and into the community that surrounds us. As the students grow and become aware of the world as an extended classroom, we encourage and facilitate observations and discoveries of surrounding counties, metropolitan cities and other states.

Our campus includes many outdoor spaces for students of all ages spend their time.

Schedule a visit to experience our special community.

Our staff will be happy to schedule a tour and a class observation. Note that our school offers open enrollment. Families can apply for admission any time of year.

Our daughter was challenged to grow every day at Mountain Laurel. Academically she learned at her own pace working independently, or with other students. From 16 months through age 14, the faculty members encouraged her to have confidence in herself. She has discovered what it is to truly LOVE learning—what a foundation for life! 
We were pleased to learn that she was fully prepared for high school academics when she transferred to a public school.


—Jock and Pam Owens

Mountain Laurel Montessori School