Message From The Director

Sue ShapiroDear Parents,

Hello and welcome to Montessori School at Lone Tree!

Visitors to our school are often struck by the concentration, excitement, and zest for learning exhibited by our students. Working according to the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori, our team of long term teachers and assistants prepare classroom environments tailored to the young child and his unique developmental needs. They are dedicated to providing a safe, happy and stimulating learning environment for your early learner to grow and learn at his or her own pace. It is our belief that the principles of Montessori enable us to provide a space in which the child’s natural curiosity and joy in learning are allowed to unfold.

Since Montessori School at Lone Tree was founded by Jean Pilon in 1985, it has been a place where children have been nurtured intellectually, socially, physically, and emotionally. Within our mixed-age classrooms, the Montessori materials allow for a hands-on approach to learning. The classroom environments aid in the social development of our children, allowing older children to act as “role models” for our younger students.

I have worked in the field of Montessori education for more than forty years and continue to be amazed by the wonder and potential of childhood. Your precious children are truly our future and this is the time to instill compassion, peace, and acceptance. Most recently, research has shown that Montessori education helps children develop Executive Function; a quality that sets individuals apart from their peers in terms of the way they think and function.

I look forward to welcoming you personally to Montessori School at Lone Tree, and sharing more of the wonderful opportunities that our school has to offer.

With my best wishes,

Sue Shapiro

It is true that we cannot make a genius. We can only give to each child the chance to fulfill his potential possibilities.

Maria Montessori