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Audrey's Garden Nursery School

OOO personal residence
Villa Ridge, MO 63089

(314) 409-2838


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Montessori, Waldorf

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Each child receives personalized instruction that fits his or her own educational needs

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We are a Montessori based program. We also follow the teachings of Charlotte Mason, a Victorian Educator who stressed Classic literature and Nature Studies.

A Typical Day

7:30-8:30- Quiet free play
8:30-9:00-Morning Snack and Bathroom break
9:00-9:30- Circle Time
9:30-10:00-Pre-school Lesson
10:00-11:00-Outside Time
11:00-12:00-Bathroom, Handwashing, and Story Time
12:00-1:00- Lunch, Clean-up, and Bathroom Breaks
3:00-4:00-Bathroom break, snack and free-time
4:00-5:00- Outside Time
5:00-5:30-Prepare for Parent Pick-Up

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Every day , a parent sheet is sent home to let them know what has happened that day. Parents also have access to the website to see current pictures and information. E-mails are also sent to families in an effort to communicate any other information that needs to be shared.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

Home visits may be scheduled to help children with severe issues. Preliminary interviews and play sessions before enrollment help ease fears for children and parents.