Who We Are

We are a community of parents, artists, farmers, entrepreneurs, and professionals, who are personally invested in bringing the Montessori method of education to the town of Abingdon, VA.

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What We Believe

We believe children to be intrinsically good, intrinsically peaceful and intrinsically motivated to learn. We seek to create a learning environment that moves fluidly among school, home, and community, nesting children within a rich context of opportunities centered on their growth, and flexible to change when that growth demands.


What We Do

Moonflower Montessori School is designed to support children and their families, inside and outside of school. ​

We offer a primary program (ages 3-6) and an elementary program (ages 6-12) that meet the unique strengths, needs, and challenges of each child.

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The mission of Moonflower Montessori School is to offer authentic Montessori primary and elementary programs that meet the unique strengths and challenges of each child. The teacher-leader, parent community, board members and volunteers work together to provide the children with an atmosphere of support that allows for genuine learning.

We are thrilled to be in the very heart of downtown Abingdon, VA! Our 211 W. Main Street location puts our students within walking distance of the Abingdon Farmers Market, The Virginia Creeper Trail, Washington County Public Library, The Arts Depot, Barter Theatre, and so many local businesses!


Keep up to date with the latest events and happenings at Moonflower Montessori!

“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.”

-Dr. Maria Montessori


New Class Pets

We are excited to introduce our new pets, Frisby and Nicodema, to Moonflower. We were lucky enough to have the opportunity to adopt two rats from Emory and Henry College’sPsychology department. The students chose names for them adapted from “Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh” after reading the book…

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A Weekly Music Class

We are thrilled to have Jenny Carlisle (Lillian’s mom) bringing music education into the school on Friday mornings! “It’s my pleasure to be bringing simple music and movement into the Moonflower classroom this spring. This semester we will have a fundamental introduction to rhythm, dynamics, and melody. Group music-making with…

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Montessori Matters

Quote of the Year: “You can never have too much triangles.” ~ according to Ramsey. “Field Trip” — On Monday, May 14, weather permitting, the elementary class will walk (with Miss Rhonda, Miss Sarah, and David Collins) to St Thomas EpiscopalChurch (on Main St) to see the magnificent pipe organ…

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