Classroom Facilities

In general, the Montessori educational system does not separate children into specific age groups, but rather encourages grouping by size and physical aptitudes. This mixed age grouping allows for a much greater flexibility in curriculum design and the meeting of individual needs. Free of the traditional grouping by ages, children in the Montessori classroom work at whatever level is appropriate. The children also learn from observing one another.​​​​​​​

The Montessori School on 11th Street is comprised of three age groupings:

NIDO (Infant) Building(6 weeks to 18 months)

The word  "NIDO" is derived from an Italian word meaning nest. Our NIDO program is designed to imitate that cozy nest-like environment by enveloping your child in a calm, comfortable, warm, and peaceful home atmosphere. We dedicate an entire building and trained staff for this purpose.

Our lead NIDO teacher is a LVN, and has a wealth of experience in her field. She also has three children of her own, all of which have been a part of our Montessori community. The lead for our NIDO II program brings her knowledge in child development from her experience as an early childhood intervention specialist. 

Our NIDO Program Promotes:

Language Development
Social Participation
Caring for the Community
A Positive Attitude Towards Learning


Toddler Suite (18 months to 3 years)

Our toddlers enjoy a large suite of rooms with plenty of natural light. They are provided with child size furniture and a large inventory of training equipment and materials, which includes a large wall-mounted set of special manipulative boards that aid in hand/eye coordination development . Children are introduced to sensorial and practical life activities, as well as basic mathematics and phonics.

Our lead toddler teacher  comes to us from the Philippines with a Bachelors in Elementary Education. She has over 10 years of teaching experience, and has been a wonderful asset to our program for the past five years.

Primary Facilities (3 - 6 years)

All the classrooms in the main building, with the exception of the Toddler Suite, are dedicated to our Primary Program. These rooms are specifically oriented to practical life, sensorial, language, math, and several sciences including geography, botany, and zoology. The Montessori materials and training equipment are openly stored on shelving and/or in cabinets for ready visibility and access by the children.  Our Montessori teacher trains each child in the use of all materials, which leads our students to become independent, task oriented, and organized.

Our fantastic lead primary teacher is a native Spanish speaker, has over two decades of educational experience, holds a bachelor's degree and AMS Montessori Early Childhood Credential.



The playground facilities are specifically selected to permit children to improve their motor skills and strength. One or more trained teachers and assistants are always in attendance to oversee activities and to ensure that all equipment is operated safely.