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We are Pincushion Hill Montessori School

Pincushion Hill Montessori School is an independent, non-profit school for children from ages 2.9 through 12 years, since 1962.

Located in the Metrowest region outside of Boston near I-90, Route 9 ,and Route 135. For 57 years Pincushion Hill Montessori School has been serving families from Ashland, Framingham, Hopkinton, Holliston, Northboro, Southboro, Westboro, Natick, Wellesley, Wayland, Sudbury, Weston, Dover, Sherborn, Millis, Shrewsbury, Worcester and the surrounding communities.

We offer an exemplary education for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary-age children based on the Montessori Method. The Pincushion Hill Montessori School is deeply committed to providing a nurturing and challenging environment where children are encouraged to learn at their own pace, supported by their peers and teachers. Our children love school!

Pincushion Hill Montessori School is a diverse community of teachers, parents, and children working together for the education of the child. We provide a rich learning environment based upon the belief that all children can reach their personal and academic potential. As a Montessori school, we nurture intelligence, curiosity, and imagination while supporting and developing each students’ unique talents. Our goal is to prepare students for life.

Pincushion Hill Montessori School educates children using the authentic Montessori approach – a multi-sensory curriculum that allows for individualized teaching and for students to learn and be challenged at their own pace as they develop academically. As a community that fosters self-confidence, leadership, diversity, and respect for self and others. Pincushion Hill encourages students to grow as self-motivated, intellectually engaged learners who will serve their larger communities as both accomplished students and ambassadors of peace.

Pincushion teaches universal values and instills a global perspective, responsible citizenship, and encourages an entrepreneurial spirit. We encourage a balance between their knowledge and character: life-long learners, critical thinkers, and active leaders in their local community, their country, and the world.

Mission Statement

Pincushion Hill Montessori School is a diverse community of teachers, parents and children working together for the education of the child, using the authentic Montessori materials. We serve children ages 2.9-12, providing a rich learning environment based upon the belief that all children can reach their personal and academic potential.

Pincushion Hill Montessori School educates children using the authentic Montessori approach-a multi-sensory curriculum that allows for individualized teaching and for students to learn and be challenged at their own pace as they develop academically. We are a community that fosters self-confidence, leadership, diversity and respect for self and others. Pincushion Hill encourages students to grow as self-motivated, intellectually engaged learners who will serve their larger communities as both accomplished students and ambassadors of peace.

Hands For Core Values

Core Values

  • We share a respect for self, others, our world and our environment.
  • We teach students independence, critical thinking, social grace and courtesy.
  • We strive to instill in our students a love of learning.
  • We teach students through hands-on, individualized experiences.
  • We believe all adults in our community are role models.
  • Montessori Method

    The Montessori method works because it is based on observing the activities of each child within a well-defined learning environment. Within the Montessori environment, children engage in activities of their choice during the work cycle. A trained adult observes and assists as appropriate. It is the child’s self-directed and purposeful activity that leads to greater independence, concentration, and rapid personal growth.

    Children are to be respected as different from adults and as individuals who are different from one another.

    Children develop through purposeful activity.

    Children have the sensitivity and the intellectual ability to learn from their environment, their peers, as well as adults.
    The whole child approach is the primary goal of a Montessori program. This is to help each child reach his or her full potential in all areas of life. Indoor and outdoor activities promote the development of special skills, emotional growth, and physical coordination, as well as cognitive preparation.
    Dr. Montessori’s observations of the kinds of experiences that children enjoy and go back to repeatedly led her to design a number of multi-sensory, sequential, and self-correcting materials that facilitate the learning of skills and lead to learning of abstract ideas.

    A Montessori prepared environment includes the outdoors, as well as the indoors, and is filled with time-tested, hands-on materials that meet specific learning needs and encourage positive brain development. Above all, the Montessori prepared environments are attractive to children and peaceful, giving children a place to learn and grow in grace and dignity.

    Practical Life

    Sensorial

    Mathematics

    Language

    Sciences

    Geography

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    School Tour

    Schedule a Tour

    Montessori classes are different from traditional structured classrooms, so we encourage you to visit and explore our school and beautiful gardens. We offer daily tours and classroom observations. We are delighted to have you join us for our monthly Wednesday open houses.

    Contact us at [email protected] or call (508) 881-2123 to arrange your visit.

    • January 15, 2020 Time: 9:30-11:00
    • February 12, 2020 Time: 9:30-11:00
    • March 18, 2020 Time: 9:30-11:00
    • March 28, 2020 Time: 9:30-11:30
    • May 20, 2020 Time: 9:30-11:00

    Montessori Curriculum at Pincushion Hill

    The Pincushion Hill Montessori environment provides a gentle way to learn that leads to a world-class education without the stress found in most schools. Our students enjoy school because we focus on the potential of the individual child while encouraging independence. Pincushion Hill offers an ideal setting for your child if you are looking to inspire him or her to develop a lifelong love of learning.

    Childrens House

    The Early Childhood Environment: Pre-School- Kindergarten

    From Ages 2.9 thru 6 years old

    The Montessori Children’s House is a warm, peaceful, and welcoming Montessori pre-school and kindergarten program.There is a deep sense of respect between the teachers and the children.
    The Montessori Children’s House is a warm, peaceful, and welcoming Montessori pre-school and kindergarten program.There is a deep sense of respect between the teachers and the children. Through grace and courtesy exercises,we teach children how to problem solve conflicts, how to interact politely in various situations and how to be kind and helpful to their friends. The result is a cohesive community of young children. The spacious child-sized environment and multi-age Montessori classroom encourages older children of the environment to foster leadership skills. The younger children benefit by having role models in the classroom. In the Children’s House, even the most shy 5 year old is encouraged to practise a leadership role.The younger children will look up to she and ask for her help and assistance. This process in turn is the confidence builder that children need in their development.
    Elementary

    Elementary Classroom Grades

    First Grade-Eighth Grade (Ages 6-12)

    What sets Montessori apart in the Elementary years, ages 6-12, is the individually paced curriculum that challenges children academically and safeguards their well-being and sense of self.
    What sets Montessori apart in the Elementary years, ages 6-12, is the individually paced curriculum that challenges children academically and safeguards their well-being and sense of self. Engaging as contributing members of a respectful community, they learn to question, think critically, and take responsibility for their own learning-skills that will support them in later education and in life. As at all Montessori levels, the elementary program is based on the belief that children learn best through movement and work with their hands and provides cognitive, social, and emotional support to help them reach their full potential. Elementary children have an immense appetite for knowledge; they begin to think abstractly and they have remarkable powers of imagination. The philosophy that underlines the Montessori elementary program, known as Cosmic Education, is designed to help individuals search for their place in the universe and to recognize their relationship to other living things. The Great Lessons include the story of how the world came to be, the development of mathematics. They are intended to give children a “cosmic” perspective of the Earth and humanity’s (and their own) place within the cosmos.
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