Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water; and when the grass of the meadows is wet with dew, let them run on it and trample it with their bare feet; let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep beneath its shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them in the morning.
— Dr. Maria Montessori

At Love of Learning, we educate the whole child. Not only do we provide an excellent academic education, but we also cultivate in our students an intrinsically driven joy in learning that will last throughout their lives. Exploration, independently and in company, physically and intellectually, is encouraged at every age level. And the work of our children is supported by an intentional sense of community that permeates everything we do. Love of Learning-where we love to learn, and learn to love.

We have been an AMS (American Montessori Society) Member school for 18 years. For those looking to better understand the basics of Montessori, we encourage you to check out the AMS website. And for a deeper dive, here are further reading suggestions.

The child is not an empty being who owes whatever he knows to us who have filled him up with it. No, the child is the builder of man. There is no man existing who has not been formed by the child he once was.
— -Dr. Maria Montessori
If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man’s future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual’s total development lags behind?
— -Dr. Maria Montessori

Parent Testimonials


These are the words parents use to describe Love of Learning. Here's what else they have to say: 

If you want your children to get a true education, become self-motivated, independent, and encounter positive experiences they will remember for a lifetime, LOL is the place to be.
Attending Love of Learning was one of the best decisions we made.
I’ve seen a remarkable difference in my kids since they began attending. They are more intellectually curious, mature, interested, and motivated. I had to wait until grad school to develop some of their research and organization skills!
The children are encouraged to be themselves, believe in themselves and think without boundaries.
LOL is a place for your child to develop independence and grow academically at their own pace.
It is a magical place by the water run by a family who are committed to the Montessori philosophy.
LOL is an extremely unique place. Children are seen and heard. They are given a chance to begin their journey through life with an understanding of their self worth and intrinsic motivation.
LOL teaches the whole child. My children are so lucky to be a part of this community.
We love this school! This is the education my husband and I wish we had when we were growing up. The children don’t sit in desks all day doing dittos. They’re outdoors often, they learn practical life skills, the older children help the younger children, and they really gain a sense of community.
This it is a place where your children are allowed to grow and learn in accordance with the natural rights of children.
I love it. My kids love it. We are thankful for this school every single day. The kids play outside everyday! Rain or shine! This is a place where children get to be children. Their childhood is preserved in this nestled, little pocket of woods on the water. The Montessori education just makes sense. Each child is given the opportunity to excel at their own pace and truly find their own interests. The classrooms are similar to a bee hive where everyone is working peacefully among each other. The director, Mr T, is so passionate about Montessori education and it comes across through his interaction with the students, parents and community at LOL. My children are HAPPY at LOL. My children LOVE going to school. What more could a parent ask for?
This place is a little bit of magic. They teach respect, compassion and work. They teach the whole person and help us bring up good people and citizens.
The school feels like a genuine learning environment, not an institution.
This school has made a big difference for our family. Providing this kind of age-appropriate training will set up your child for the long-term.
Our girls flourished and grew at the fertile grounds of Love of Learning. The school provided an excellent environment full of love, knowledge and acceptance, where they learned how to carry themselves with confidence, grace, and humility. This was truly an invaluable experience that we as a family will always cherish and appreciate.

Advice for New Families, from Current Families

We surveyed current Love of Learning families and asked for their advice for new families. Here's a summary of their collective wisdom: 

  • Get involved, get involved, get involved! 

  • Embrace the community and make friends with other parents

  • Incorporate Montessori principles at home

  • Trust that your children are in good hands             

  • Keep an open mind

  • Communicate with teachers and staff


Get involved, be part of the happenings.
Get involved!
Get involved, you’ll make lasting friendships.
Get involved with your class and the whole school community.
Show up to PTA meetings, volunteer, make play dates or just plan to picnic with other families after pick-up to make friends.
Be open to the family bond of the school community
Make friends with parents of older children to understand better how the communication and school work.
Learn the Montessori concepts so that you can extend your child’s learning at home, get as involved in the community and the events — you will connect with engaging, unique people!
Become active in the community, and learn how to reinforce Montessori approach at home is key.
Encourage and reinforce the work ethic and respectfulness your children learn at school to see amazing things happen.
Spend as much time at the campus as possible. Incorporate montessori philosophy and environment at home (small simple things that are easy to implement).
Let the educators educate, they are all brilliant.
Go with an open mind, an open heart, and an appetite for learning.
Communicate with the teacher about your child’s progress. Asking your child, ‘What did you do today?’ Often the child replies, ‘nothing.’
Make sure to stay in touch with the staff and teachers.
Make an early connection with the teacher with your questions, input, and expectations. If you can, connect with the class parent and members of the Parent Association. They are interested in being supportive and welcoming.
To get involved, don’t hesitate to stay in contact with your child’s teacher. My daughter came into pre-k halfway through the year and her teacher was incredible in helping through the transition.