"We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being."
- Maria Montessori

The Montessori teacher has the critical job of preparing the classroom and outdoor environment so it is interesting and enticing to each child in the classroom. This involves a deep understanding of human development as well as always being alert to the specific interests of each child and where he or she is on that path of development. Continuously refreshing the classroom and connecting the children to purposeful activities that match their needs are rewarded by the children making ever more challenging choices and delighting in their learning. Every part of the curriculum is managed in this way – care of oneself and the classroom, sensorial explorations, language and mathematics, expression through art, music, and drama, geography, science, and the grace and courtesy needed to live in harmony with others.

There are never enough words to express our gratitude and appreciation to our exceptional teaching staff. They consistently keep the children’s love of learning as their top priority. In every classroom, our guides recognize each child’s individual strengths, talents, and unique qualities while fostering literacy, intellectual curiosity, compassion, creativity, community awareness, and physical well-being.

Our head of school’s leadership and energy guide The St. Louis Montessori team. Her positive and supportive relationship with each staff member and willingness to undertake any task are great assets to the team.