Welcome to Greenwood Montessori School! Here your child will be immersed in a peaceful, innovative and educational environment that will challenge, intrigue and delight. Established in the fall of 2004, Greenwood Montessori School is licensed and inspected annually by the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families to serve children ages 2 years, 9 months through 5 years.
Greenwood Montessori School's philosophy and programs are based on the work of Maria Montessori, an Italian physician and educator, who saw the early years of life as crucial to the future growth and development of the individual. At Greenwood Montessori School, all children are viewed as individuals and are exposed to meaningful learning experiences where they are allowed, with guidance from the teacher, to educate themselves at their own developmental level. Children in control of their own learning build confidence in themselves and are then willing to take on life's challenges and become successful in future endeavors.
Greenwood Montessori School is located on beautiful, secluded grounds nestled in the woods surrounding Little Gorton's Pond in Warwick, Rhode Island. Our outdoor setting, as one parent noted, is "nothing short of magical--a wildlife pond, majestic trees, and a wonderful playground." We are blessed to have frequent "visits" from such creatures as deer, turtles, geese and our "resident" blue heron ~ to name just a few! The indoor environment is equally as inviting at Greenwood Montessori School. Designed and prepared with great care and enthusiasm by trained teachers, the classroom offers a purposeful, safe, aesthetically pleasing, enriched learning and social setting for young children.
Enjoy your journey through our website, where you will learn more about this unique and wonderful educational philosophy. Of course, we invite you to call (401) 739-1191 to schedule a visit to our special environment...and experience the Montessori difference!