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Welcome to

The Children's School

Montessori Preschool Cooperative


The Children’s School, a Montessori school for 3-6 year olds, is truly a unique preschool. Established initially in 2000 by a devoted and energetic group of parents and led by a Montessori directress, it remains true to the Montessori philosophy and curriculum. The carefully constructed environment is a literal children’s garden of activities. Because the parents have assumed most of the administrative roles, the directress can focus entirely on working with the 12 children in the classroom. The small size of the class and the inclusion of the parents and siblings in Family Fun Days, art days, and parties, generates a genuine warmth and cohesion among the families. For a directress it is the dream of all dreams to teach in such a peaceful and loving atmosphere. As Maria Montessori says, “the children labor indefatigably in joy and happiness.” It was my privilege to be the directress of The Children’s School from 2000 to 2014, and it is my hope that it continues for decades to come.

-Nancy A. Pourciau, Founding Directress

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