LAKEWOOD MONTESSORI

Learning the Montessori way feels more like play than work to young children.
Since children have a natural drive and curiosity to master their own bodies and environment, Dr.
Montessori used the term "work" to describe the effort that the children put toward this out of respect for them.
The Montessori materials and classroom activities, which are specifically designed to foster the development of the whole child, are hands-on, engaging, and fun for the child to work on.
At Lakewood Montessori, we also provide plenty of time for outdoor learning and unstructured outdoor activity, which gives children the opportunity to connect with nature.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 134 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students
134 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
LAKEWOOD MONTESSORI Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
34:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

Our mission at Lakewood Montessori is to be the catalyst your child needs to reach their full potential. Designed for infants through middle school age children, we provide a modernized and holistic Montessori approach that cultivates the whole child through a nurturing and inspiring school environment.

Our Philosophy:
  • Dynamic and holistic learning environment nurturing self-directed citizens
  • Global approach to learning which fosters cultural awareness
  • Low student-to-teacher ratio to ensure individual attention
  • Multi-age classroom structure to encourage community and mentorshipIndividual progression without peer competition
Montessori students learn by actively practicing tasks with specifically designed learning materials, rather than through sitting, listening to lectures, and memorizing facts. The Montessori curriculum is broad and encompasses core subjects like language, math, science, art and history, as well as less common subjects like sensorial, practical life, culture, mindfulness, and Grace and Courtesy. In a Montessori environment, children learn practical life skills such as cooking, carpentry and sewing, which not only teaches them independence and responsibility, but also how to be contributing members of society. Grace and Courtesy help refine a child`s social skills and mindfulness helps them become self-aware and teaches them how to regulate their emotions, so that they develop peaceful problem-solving abilities.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline for LAKEWOOD MONTESSORI?
The application deadline for LAKEWOOD MONTESSORI is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
5  
My experience with Lakewood Montessori, where my 10-month-old has been enrolled since she was 2 months old, has been outstanding. This is our third child attending the school, a testament to our trust and satisfaction with their program. First off, the new owners have truly elevated the standard of what a preschool can offer. Notable improvements include enhanced cleanliness, an updated warm and natural aesthetic of the school, highly qualified teachers, and impressive technological advancements. Additionally, the environment is perfectly tailored for young learners. The meticulous attention to detail in the classrooms creates a secure and welcoming space for children to explore and develop. I am especially grateful for the consistent communication with parents, keeping us connected to our children's daily experiences and progress. Lakewood Montessori's dedication to providing a gentle, loving, and stimulating environment for infants has been a source of immense peace of mind for me as a parent. In today's world, I firmly believe in the importance of early education to establish a strong foundation for our children's future. Lakewood Montessori excels in this, making it an exceptional choice for any parent! Thank you for everything you have done for our children, Lakewood Montessori!!!
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5  
How much do we love this school? We sold our home in KC to move closer to Lakewood Montessori! Having had my twin boys at Lakewood Montessori for the past three years, I can confidently say that it has been a phenomenal experience, honestly much better than we ever expected. The tailored approach, acknowledging their individual personalities while fostering cooperation, is truly remarkable. My boys have thrived academically and socially, demonstrating curiosity and respect for others that's clearly been fostered in their classrooms. The teachers are deeply committed, and the boys have been excited to share their new knowledge with me every day. I am impressed by the hands-on learning approach, which cultivates critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The school's focus on self-discipline and personal responsibility is evident in my boys' maturity and independence. Choosing Lakewood Montessori School is a decision we will never ever regret!
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5  
As a parent, choosing the right educational environment for your child is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make. I am thrilled to say that I made a perfect choice four years ago when I enrolled my child in Lakewood Montessori. The care, support, and love my child has received here over the past four years is beyond anything I would have ever imagined. The dedicated teachers and admin team have created an environment that fosters intellectual curiosity, emotional growth, and a strong sense of community. From the moment you step inside the school, you can sense the warmth and nurturing atmosphere. The classrooms are beautifully arranged with age-appropriate materials, and the Montessori philosophy of "follow the child" is evident in every corner. Children are encouraged to explore, discover, and collaborate, which helps them develop a lifelong love of learning. I have seen firsthand how this approach has transformed my child into a confident, independent, and empathetic individual. One aspect of the school that I truly appreciate is the use of its app to keep track of the various Montessori milestones. The records give parents a concrete understanding of their child's developmental progress over the years, and the constant communication through the app ensures that parents are always in the loop. It has been incredibly rewarding to witness my child's achievements and growth through this comprehensive digital platform. The school goes above and beyond by conducting thorough assessments twice a year, followed by a parent/teacher conference. These conferences provide invaluable insights into my child's strengths, areas for improvement, and overall progress. The teachers take the time to listen to our concerns, offer guidance, and partner with us in supporting our child's development. This collaborative approach fosters a strong sense of trust and respect between the school and the families they serve. I am eternally grateful to the teachers and admin team at Lakewood Montessori for the incredible impact they have had on my child's life. I wholeheartedly recommend this school to all my friends and family, and I am confident that they too will experience the same level of care, support, and love that we have been fortunate to receive.
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5  
I am so pleased with Lakewood Montessori! My son has been attending for the past year and I can honestly say that from the moment we walked through the doors, we knew it was the right fit for our family. The nurturing and supportive environment created by the staff has been invaluable in fostering my son's development and growth. Since enrolling in the school, I have noticed a significant positive change in my son's behavior. He is more confident, independent, and engaged in his learning. His social skills have also improved significantly, and he has made so many new friends in his class. I have received countless compliments from friends and family members on my son's newfound confidence and positive attitude. They have all noticed a marked improvement in his behavior and demeanor, and I know that this is a direct result of the excellent education and care he is receiving at Lakewood Montessori. The teachers are always willing to go above and beyond to ensure that each child's needs are met, and they have a true passion for what they do. They are wonderful! I am so grateful to have found such a wonderful school for my son, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a high-quality, nurturing educational environment for their child.
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5  
My 3-year-old son has been attending Lakewood Montessori for just over a year now, and we have been blown away by the positive impact it has had on him. The teachers at this school are truly amazing - they are patient, kind, and always willing to go the extra mile to help every student succeed. One thing that stands out to me about Lakewood Montessori is the cleanliness of the facility, which is so important for young children who are still developing their immune systems. The staff and director take great pride in maintaining a clean and safe environment for the children to learn and grow. In the year that my son has been attending this school, I have seen a remarkable improvement in his development. He has gained confidence, become more independent, and is constantly eager to learn new things. I credit much of this progress to the Montessori method, which focuses on hands-on, experiential learning and encourages children to take ownership of their education. I would wholeheartedly recommend Lakewood Montessori school to all of my friends and family! It has exceeded our expectations in every way, and I am confident that any child who attends will receive the very best education and care. Thank you to the wonderful teachers and staff for all that you do for the children at this school.
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5  
We love Lakewood Montessori! The progress my children have made in only 6 months is nothing short of remarkable. After watching hours and hours of videos about The Montessori Method, we were 100% set on enrolling in a Montessori school. The area has a few options, but none of them compare to Lakewood Montessori. Yes, we toured them all! I work as a teacher for the local school district, so I am keenly familiar with various best practices and have an inside view of the right questions to ask in a tour. Lakewood Montessori ranks up there among some of the best schools I have ever visited, and I as a teacher myself would recommend it to anyone searching for the right environment to nurture the emotional and educational growth of a child. My twins are some of the harshest critics out there, but knowing they get up bright and early with a smile on their faces as they look forward to learning with their friends, I know I have made the right decision.
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5  
I am so grateful for Lakewood Montessori. Everything about this place is top notch, from the owner and the directors to the teachers. The curriculum is intentional and high-quality, and my children just thrive there. My daughter attended for four years, loved going to school, and recently started kindergarten SO prepared for the public school system. She is excelling in both reading and math and I believe she couldn't have been better prepared! My twin sons began as infants and have been loved and nurtured since Day One. I've had experience at two other day cares, neither of which gave such personal attention to the kids and their environment (or to the parents). I cannot say enough about how happy I've been to leave my kids in the care of Lakewood Montessori each day. This school has truly been a blessing for us and our family. All of our children have blossomed into a very independent little people over the years thanks to the philosophies of the Montessori Method. The teachers are always very attentive and caring and was always going the extra mile to make sure that we were addressing any issue or concern as they presented. We are forever grateful for Lakewood Montessori and we feel eternally indebted to them for the service they have provided.
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5  
We love Lakewood Montessori! The staff and the teachers are amazing! When I tell people in conversation, my kids go to Lakewood, I always hear what a great reputation it has in our community and that makes me such a proud momma! We really truly couldn't ask for a better school and better teachers to love, guide, and teach our children every single day. What a wonderful family environment that I truly believe is second to none. Go Lakewood Montessori!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 134 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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