“The chief symptom of adolescence is a state of expectation, a tendency towards creative work and a need for the strengthening of self-confidence.”

− Maria Montessori

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Meher Middle School ceased operation after a run of several years, educating student in alignment with Maria Montessori's principles of education.

Len Mindes, Meher Middle School teacher

Len Mindes
Middle School teacher

Mr. Mindes returned to Meher after a 15 year absence and became the teacher for the middle school. Len Mindes spent 5 weeks at the Hershey Montessori School in Ohio taking the AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies course in the summer of 2018. He led our middle school during the inaugural year and beyond. Click to see Mr. Mindes' class’ 2018-2019 photo.

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Anette Mills
Assistant Teacher

Ms. Mills started working at the Meher Montessori School in Monterey Park in 1992 as a part-time P.E. teacher. She also worked with the primary children in extended day care in the afternoon. She completed her required child development courses at East Los Angeles College. She is assisting in the Middle School.


“A child who has become master of her acts through long and repeated exercises ...is a child filled with health and joy and remarkable for her calmness and discipline.”

‑ Maria Montessori

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