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Protea Montessori is an intentionally small and diverse community of learners serving children between ages of 3-9 years old. We plan to grow slowly to  include children up to age 12.  With a focus on hands-on learning, independence, and respect for each child's unique abilities, we strive to cultivate a lifelong love for learning. Our mission is to bring the Montessori philosophy and way of life to lower and middle income families of color. To empower young minds, encouraging them to become confident, compassionate, and independent individuals who are well-prepared for the challenges and joys of life ahead. We believe that all children deserve to have access to a high quality Montessori education regardless of financial means.

Protea Montessori is a member of the Wildflower Network of schools. Wildflower is an ecosystem of decentralized Montessori micro-schools that support children, teachers, and parents. Wildflower aspires to give all children and families the opportunity to choose high-quality, beautiful learning environments as they follow life’s unfolding journey.

The needs of mankind are universal. Our means of meeting them create the richness and diversity of the planet. The Montessori child should come to relish the texture of that diversity.
- Dr. Maria Montessori


An Authentic Montessori School

The Montessori Method emerges from the belief that children are naturally good, peaceful and curious and that in the context of a supportive environment, all children engage instinctively in the work of self-construction. With appropriate freedoms and the right support, children follow their interests to create rich learning experiences, form peaceful communities, and support and learn from one another. We are dedicated to the preparation of environments and ourselves to support the development of children.


An Intentionally Small Community

As an intentionally-small, community embedded learning environment, our school allows us to serve every child and family in deep and meaningful partnership with their teacher leaders.

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A Place for All

Protea Montessori admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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