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.
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.
Moonflower Montessori School is designed to support children and their families, inside and outside of school.
We offer a preschool program (ages 3-6) and an elementary program (ages 6-12) that meet the unique strengths, needs, and challenges of each child.
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!
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-Dr. Maria Montessori
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…
Montessori History, Part Two Last week we had a summary of Dr Montessori’s background. This article will address the history of the educational method. You may wonder why, after the initial enthusiasm for Dr Montessori’s methods, that more schools were not formed in this country. In 1914, William Kilpatrick, a…
Montessori History, Part One I’ve addressed many classroom topics in our weekly newsletter this school year, but you may also be interested in a bit of the history of Montessori education. Maria Montessori (1870-1952)was the first woman in Italy to receive a medical degree. In fact, she received both medical…