What makes a Montessori education different?

Each of our teachers has been hand picked to make sure your child’s developmental needs are met and their curiosities run free. You’ll often see them searching for the most intriguing, new, and imaginative experiences the world has to offer. They make observations to discover emerging talents, interests, and goals. This approach is what makes a Montessori education unique and special.

What defines our teachers?

Passion. Passion for the individual, the talent, and the ideas of their students. They are here to provide opportunities to experience Montessori education in a hands-on, project oriented environment.  Our teachers provide an unscripted series of lessons celebrating the interests of your child. They are here to help your child connect with the world they live in.

Ms. Laurette, School Director

For more than 20 years, Ms. Laurette has worked in early childhood education- both in the state of New Jersey, and right here in Loudoun County, VA.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland, Diploma in Montessori Teaching from the North American Montessori Center (NAMC), and is a member of the Virginia Montessori Association (VMA).  Laurette successfully led Stone Ridge Montessori through the rigorous AdvancED (now Cognia) accreditation process, and has had the prestigious honor of serving on several AdvancED early learning review teams.
 
As Director since 2013, Ms. Laurette has worked with students, families, teachers, and staff to build Stone Ridge Montessori into the engaging, nurturing, supportive, vibrant school community it is today. 
 
Ms. Laurette is passionate and driven to provide the highest quality education experience for children, and is committed to being an extension of your family here at SRM!