Director's Message

As Montessori schools around the world are putting the final touches on a series of activities planned for a week-long observance and celebration of Montessori Education beginning February 25, 2018, we would like to invite you to peruse our website and visit our school. Montessori Education Week is an annual celebration designed to promote increased awareness of the Montessori Method nationally, highlighting the deep transformational impact that the method has on its students. Our school will celebrate this special week with campus tours, classroom visits, free art classes & luncheons with local leaders.

The Montessori Method is the most widely used educational method worldwide and includes tens of thousands of schools around the globe. At this time of year, we invite members of the local community to come take a firsthand look at this dynamic, child-centered, individualized approach to learning for Toddlers through Elementary aged children which was developed more than 100 years ago by Dr. Maria Montessori.

For parents that want their children exposed to a balanced but challenging academic experience, the Montessori method promotes social/emotional learning, right along with cognitive, physical and creative development starting at age 18 months. It is a wonderful alternative to traditional schooling, because it integrates all disciplines while taking into consideration each child’s personality, character and talent. Dr. Montessori writes that, "Under the urge of nature and according the the laws of development, though not understood by the adult, the child is obliged to be serious about two fundamental things...the first is the love of activity. The second fundamental thing is independence."

Montessori is an educational method, not a franchise, so each school is operated independently, with it's own local or regional culture defining it's purpose, but at the heart of it all, is the method Dr. Montessori developed over 111 years ago. Montessori schools are all run by specially trained educators who are expert in crafting individualized, brain compatible learning for each student and we’re proud to celebrate Montessori Education Week in our communities as a way to prompt parents to reach out and schedule a visit to a local Montessori school.

To schedule a visit, just contact our school office by telephone at 505-897-8375 or email We also encourage you to visit our Facebook page to learn more about us! We are currently enrolling for the 2018 school year and will be holding tours and open enrollment through April 1st. Join us, won't you? 


Archived Director's Message
Cottonwood School  |  3896 Corrales Road  |  Corrales (near Albuquerque and Rio Rancho), NM 87048
Phone:505-897-8375  |  Fax:505-890-1533