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Walnut Park Montessori School

47 Walnut Park
Newton, MA 02458

(617) 969-9208


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Young children have an innate desire to learn. The Montessori environment provides the child with a structure that allows for freedom within limits and offers developmentally appropriate activities to aid the child in his/her cognitive development. Movement and active involvement with the learning environment, rather than dependence on adults for constant external direction, fosters patterns of concentration and perseverance in the child. The focus is on the process of learning, rather than on the simple accumulation of facts. Skills are presented which teach children how to learn and which encourage them to be self-motivated, competent learners. Our teachers provide the opportunity for children to function in a safe and positive climate. The result is a child who becomes a lifelong, passionate learner who embodies a sincere love of learning. Walnut Park Montessori School is accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS).

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school