Welcome to the Ridgefield Montessori School

We appreciate that you recognize potential in your child and are seeking the finest educational program available. The Montessori teaching method recognizes an innate ability in children to learn and retain knowledge at a very early age. The Montessori experience enables children to fully develop their individual potential in an environment that encourages independence and creates a joy of learning.

We offer Toddler, Early Education and Kindergarten Programs serving children 18 months to 6 years. The superior quality of our education is reflected in our nurturing environment and a qualified staff of head teachers that are Montessori trained and certified. Call today to schedule a tour. Sit in our classrooms and experience what sets us apart!

“Montessori is an education for independence, preparing not just for school, but for life.”

“Do not tell them how to do it. Show them how to do it and do not say a word. If you tell them, they will watch your lips move. If you show them, they will want to do it themselves.”

‘The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn.”

“There is a great sense of community within the Montessori classroom, where children of differing ages work together in an atmosphere of cooperation rather than competitiveness. There is respect for the environment and for the individuals within it, which comes through experience of freedom within the community.”

“The education of even a small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life.”

“Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.”

“The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.”

“Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.”

“The first essential for the child’s development is concentration. The child who concentrates is immensely happy.”