“The child can only develop fully by means of experience in his environment.
We call such experience work.

‑ Maria Montessori


Montessori education recognizes that children learn in different ways, and accommodates all learning styles. Students are also free to learn at their own pace, each advancing through the curriculum as he or she is ready, guided by the teacher and an individualized learning plan.


Our Mission

Meher Montessori Schools educate children using the authentic Montessori approach—a multi-sensory curriculum that allows for individualized teaching and for students to learn and be challenged at their own pace as they develop. We are a community that fosters self-confidence, leadership, and respect for self and others; students are encouraged to grow as self-motivated, intellectually engaged learners who will serve their larger communities as both accomplished students and ambassadors of peace.

The Pink Tower: A practical approach to learning


“All that we ourselves are has been made by the child, by the child we were in the first two years of our lives.”

− Maria Montessori



Children of mixed ages (2½–6) are in each classroom. Each child is free to learn at his own level, pace and degree of interest. Younger and older children learn from each other. Each one is both a student and a teacher. Each classroom has a complete set of specialized Montessori teaching materials. Each of the materials has a specific skill to develop, quality to demonstrate or fact to reveal. Children are very active learners in such a strong and exciting learning atmosphere.

Maria Rivera, Primary Teacher
The Montessori Method vs. A Traditional Approach

Primary faculty


“Education between the ages of 6 to 12 is not a direct continuation of that which has gone before ...this a period for the acquisition of culture...”

− Maria Montessori



The elementary program continues the development of the child through age 12. The child will now use his basic reading and writing skills to research and explore all areas of Science, Language, Math, History, Geography, Music & Art, and will greatly expand his study of Mathematics.

Meher Montessori elementary classroom video

Elementary faculty


“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


Middle School

Meher Montessori provides an enriched experience for artistic expression − for the individual as well as the group. These experiences involve artistic and linguistic ability and imagination.

In Their Own Words: Our Middle school students tell of their educational experiences

Middle school faculty


“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


A Montessori education fosters independent, free thinking children and also greatly encourages self-discipline, self-confidence and high academic standards.


The story of Meher Montessori Schools began in 1972.


John F. Page

Founder and Executive Director

A personal history and recollection