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"If we compare our ability as adults to that of the child, it would require us 60 years of hard work to achieve what a child has achieved in the first three years."

Maria Montessori



North Atlantic Montessori School was founded in 2009 for the purposes of providing a Montessori infant, toddler and preschool education for children between the ages of ten weeks to six years old.  It is equipped with classically beautiful Montessori materials and child sized furniture based on Maria Montessori's principles that a structured, well-organized environment will allow children to learn intrinsically through curiosity and desire.  By having a well equipped, prepared environment the child is able to move freely about the classroom selecting prepared "works" (materials) to explore independently and at their own pace. Learning is not based on time frames or force.  Children are encouraged to work at their own pace, in their own unique style, utilizing all of their senses, until they become masters of their skills.

"The  most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to age six.  For that is the time when man's intelligence itself, his greatest implement, is being formed.  But not only his intelligence, the full totality of his psychic powers...At no other age has the child greater need of intelligent help, and any obstacle that impedes his creative work will lesson the chance of achieving perfection."

-Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind


North Atlantic Montessori School

209 Western Avenue

South Portland, Maine 04106

(207) 518-9573

Open year round

Monday-Friday 7:30-5:30