Welcome from the Head of School
In a world of rapid change and new discoveries, we can only guess at the skills our children will need to succeed in the 21st century. The foundation provided to our children becomes even more important as they move into their teen years and onto adulthood. Science now proves that the most important developmental years are not high school or college, but instead the first twelve years of life.
During these first precious years, children will construct a foundation for the men and women they will become. They build their self-esteem and a sense of their self-worth. They learn an appreciation for the arts, and a love and stewardship of the earth.
The Montessori School and Emerson Farm Middle School are committed to the role of preparing our children for the world and the citizens they will become. For 50 years, this community has come together to provide children a safe, loving and inspiring home for learning and growth. And as our children grow and learn, so does our community. As the demand for a traditional Montessori education grows, we are focused on serving an expanded population. We are compelled to share Montessori with as many families as possible!
We are so very grateful to the thousands of children, hundreds of families and hundreds of thousands of staff and volunteer hours that have created the beautiful community we now call our family. We wish to extend a warm thank you to all who have shouldered this legacy before us. Please know that we are working diligently to uphold, cherish and grow this legacy—knowing that we have no greater purpose than respecting our children as the men and women they will become.
Here’s to the next 50 years!
Tamara Sheesley Balis
Head of School