Welcome To Village Peace Montessori School

We are delighted in your interest in Village Peace Montessori School.
We take great pride in showing you our unique and cherished environment
as well as our highly specialized programs. Please take some time to familiarize
yourself and hopefully you will feel aligned with our philosophy.

Montessori Learning Method

Respect for the Child

Respect for the child is the cornerstone on which all other Montessori principles rest. Teachers show respect for children when they help them do things and learn for themselves. When children have choices, they are able to develop the skills and abilities necessary for effective learning autonomy, and positive self-esteem.

The Absorbent Mind

Montessori believed that children educate themselves. Simply by living, children learn from their environment. Children are born to learn, and they are remarkable learning systems. Children learn because they are thinking beings. But what they learn depends greatly on their teachers, experiences, and environments.

A Smart Environment

Montessori believed that children learn best in a prepared environment, a place in which children can do things for themselves. The prepared environment makes learning materials and experiences available to children in an orderly format. Since children within the environment are free to explore materials of their own choosing, they absorb what they find.

“It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.”
― L.R. Knost


Students (Max)

Children Taught

Core Elements

We absolutely loved this preschool. Ms. Shama is an incredible director and teacher. This was such a special place for our son and for us. We felt so much trust and love was provided to our son! It was a small and intimate setting which was a great transition for him starting at 2yrs old. He grew so fast and Ms. Shama instills confidence in her students that it pours over to teach the parents their children’s full potential. I highly recommend this preschool it’s a great school and community! Forever grateful!

Amy G.

I’m so glad we found this gem of a school.  Ms. Shama is a calm and grounded presence, and my daughter ultimately feels safe and trusting.  We started in September 2015 at 2 1/2 years old.  I researched many school and did a few tours.  Village Arts Montessori Peace School was exactly right for our family. My husband and I checked out the school with our daughter.  Upon walking in, the clean, peaceful and mellow vibes were immediate.  This is a Montessori environment. The outdoor space is very safe, clean and felt organic (the play structure is wooden and has swings and a slide, there is a wooden play house, planters, cars, etc.).  The inside is also very clean.  There are various learning centers (art, music, puzzles, books).  Everything has a space and the kids clean as they go.  There is structure in the day to day learning.  But the focus is on building the child from the inside and establishing social skills and boundaries.  This is exactly what we wanted.

My daughter was in the beginning stage of potty training when she started school.  Within two months she became fully potty trained. No joke…When I met Ms. Shama, it was immediately clear to me this is a woman with a great deal of integrity, among other things. We are grateful.

Rachel B.

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