Back to Omaha Preschools

Montessori Co-op School

3713 North 52nd St.
Omaha, NE 68104

(402) 345-2001


We joined the primary education landscape in Omaha in 1984. In those 30 years, we’ve discovered what many parents want for their children. Time-tested learning materials and a variety of educational experiences rooted in core concepts. The opportunity to learn at their own pace. Assistance when needed and the stability of a teacher who knows and understands their child’s strengths. An alternative path to essential skills and knowledge. A school that feels like home.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori, Co-op

From the Director:

Education at Montessori Co-op School is a balance of language arts, math, geography, science, computer technology, art, drama and music. Our children are also introduced to foreign languages and enjoy many field trips. The use of sensory materials and practical life skills are emphasized in the toddler and preschool programs and facilitate learning in the elementary years.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

More Information

  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

More Information

  • Puzzles
Time & space more

More Information

  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

More Information

  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

More Information

  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

More Information

  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

More Information

  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught We also teach spanish!

From the Director:

The multi-age setting is designed to enhance a child’s self-confidence and acceptance of others. Everyone works at his or her own pace and set of strengths. Qualities of leadership, independence, self-motivation, love of learning, joyful social interaction, responsibility and respect for all living things are emphasized.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

In the Toddler Room, we focus on concentration skills, sense of order, independence and coordination using Montessori methods and tools. The children also begin to develop knowledge of phonetics, which serves as a strong foundation for the reading skills developed in the junior and elementary rooms. To be consistent with Montessori philosophy, each child progresses at his or her own pace.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We provide an innovative learning environment dedicated to the whole child.

A Typical Day

Montessori schools teach the same basic skills as traditional schools, and offer a rigorous academic program. Most of the subject areas are familiar—such as math, science, history, geography, and language—but they are presented through an approach that brings separate strands of the curriculum together. In the toddler and junior rooms the children have the objects in hand and are manipulating it on their own terms. As they move up in Montessori they may use the same object, but are asked to think critically, use it to problem solve, or possibly apply it to new research questions. This approach to curriculum shows the interrelatedness of all things. It also allows students to become thoroughly immersed in a topic—and to give their curiosity full rein.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Co-op means “community”. From monthly parent meetings to family movie night to the annual faculty/parent holiday party, the co-op model means activities designed to help us grow as a community. As a co-operative, we rely on parents who have a commitment to our school and to the Montessori philosophy. You’ll have a vital role on our Board of Directors and a wide array of committees. By working together, we keep tuition low and enthusiasm high.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation