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Spring Hill Montessori School Inc

40 Blakeslee Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

(617) 576-9196


Spring Hill's morning program emphasizes a balance of intellectual and social development for preschoolers aged 2.8-5. The classrooms are prepared for a small group of children by a husband and wife certified teaching team. The school is located on a quiet street in West Cambridge's Huron Village.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The mission enables children to gain independence and establish their citizenship in the school community. Children earn confidence, the esteem of their peers, and develop a positive self-perception.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"8: 45 - children arrive at school; free work time
9: 30 - circle; group lesson
9:45 - free work time
10:00 - group activity; weekly yoga and music classes
10: 30 - story time followed by question-and-answer
10: 45 - snack time
11:00 - group activities while waiting for children to finish snack
11:15 - outdoor play
11: 45 - pickup; parent/caregiver updates

*Daily Group activities
Excerpted from the preschool's website


Separation is Handled through:

  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year