Montessori School Of Huntsville

15975 Chaney Thompson Road SE
Huntsville, AL 35803
Tel: (256)881-3790
  • The Montessori School of Huntsville is an independent, nonprofit, parent-governed school for children ages 18 months through the fifth grade.
  • We use the methods developed over a century ago by Dr. Maria Montessori.
  • This begins with a deep respect for children as individuals and a genuine concern for their social and emotional development.
  • Our rich curriculum integrates cooking, gardening, music, art, and Spanish with math, reading, writing, history, botany, zoology, physical science, and geography.
  • We seek to ensure educational quality through small class sizes, low teacher/child ratios, and close communication with parents.
  • We have two campuses—a cozy, homelike atmosphere with a shaded playground on Blevins Gap Road, and a “green” school on Chaney Thompson Road with a day-lit design, allergen-fighting HEPA filtration, and an access-controlled entry.
  • Our staff and students come from all over the world and speak a wide variety of languages.
  • This cultural, religious, and racial diversity is one of our most prized strengths.
  • * * * “Whoever touches the life of the child touches the most sensitive point of a whole which has roots in the most distant past and climbs toward the infinite future.” - Maria Montessori.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded1965

Student Body

Total Students110 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
29%
State avg.: 22%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
15%
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorSoozi Pline

School Notes


The Montessori School of Huntsville educates toddler through upper elementary children to help them realize their richest potential for learning, and to prepare them for a life of purpose, integrity and academic accomplishment in the larger community. We develop independent learners, critical thinkers and tomorrow's leaders.

We accomplish this through:

  • Providing a curriculum that adheres to the principles established by Dr. Maria Montessori, informed by current thinking and research on child development and learning;
  • Encouraging each child to grow to his or her fullest potential academically, emotionally, physically and socially;
  • Presenting individualized instruction that inspires children to think, question, discover and to work to their full potential regardless of chronological age;
  • Partnering with parents to ensure that appropriate challenges and support are provided to enable each student to prepare for the social and academic transitions he or she faces;
  • Providing educational opportunities in music, art, physical education and foreign language for all students;
  • Recognizing that personal growth involves responsibility toward others and toward the environment;
  • Increasing our understanding of child development and sharing this understanding with parents and the broader community;
  • Developing understanding and appreciation for the value of a Montessori education and the value of our school in the community.

MSH does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion or age.

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