Our Approach

Our Story

Kirkwood Children's House is a nurturing school designed for children to make friends and learn to be respectful and productive community members. In this positive, multi-cultural environment, children learn to accept individual differences and develop a sense of interdependence.

Encouraged to make decisions and exchange ideas at such an early age, Montessori children typically develop exceptional problem-solving and communication skills, vital to success later in life.


As a community-driven Montessori school, we inspire and challenge students to reach their full potential. Our classrooms contain children ranging from 18 months to 6 years.

The multi-age range in the Montessori classroom encourages younger children to learn from older ones. Meanwhile, older children reinforce skills and knowledge, and grow confident with the satisfaction that comes from helping others.

Each community is guided by certified Montessori teachers who lead students through stimulating materials in Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math, Art, Science, and Cultural subjects. The teachers of Kirkwood Children’s House develop positive, long-lasting relationships with the children through mutual trust and respect. Sensitive to the social and emotional needs of children, our teachers create an environment where your child is always loved and supported.

pillars of philosophy

Embrace Authentic Montessori Education

Live the philosophy, prepare the environment, engage with the materials.

Follow The Child

Honor the individual spirit, foster the joy and natural curiosity of living and learning.


Truly know the child, the environment, the self and one another. Reflect daily.

Exhibit Peace

Grace towards all beings and self.

Community as a Priority

Consider children, parents, families, teachers, staff and the children of the future.

Connect With Nature

Commitment to spending time outdoors in all seasons to explore the natural world with the utmost respect.


Our campus is nestled in a park-like setting in the heart of Kirkwood. Children have the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature with daily exploration walks around campus, outdoor time in one of our two playgrounds, and Montessori work time in the outdoor classroom environments and deck.