Working according to the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori, our AMI-trained teachers prepare classroom environments tailored to the young child and his unique developmental needs. It is our belief that the principles of Montessori enable us to provide a space in which the child’s natural curiosity and joy in learning are allowed to unfold. Visitors to our school are often struck by the concentration, excitement, and zest for learning exhibited by our students.
Since Fernwood was originally founded as Lone Oak Montessori by Pat Swann in 1981, it has been a place where children have been nurtured intellectually, socially, physically, and emotionally. The Montessori materials allow for a hands-on approach to learning, extensively covering the subject areas of language, math, geography, and science. Our mixed age classrooms aid in the social development of our children, allowing older children to act as “role models” for our younger students.