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.
Childhood Development and Education
Children learn from one another—this can be seen in family and play situations when they are free to observe and interact in a variety of activities.
In their preschool years, children have “an absorbent mind”—they effortlessly absorb everything in their environment. When children reach the traditional age for kindergarten, their reading, writing, and mathematical understanding can begin to blossom if the right seeds are planted in the previous years.
Elementary-age children begin realizing that the world is a fascinating place. This is a time of insatiable curiosity and excitement for learning, when children strive for intellectual independence.
The Montessori Method
Based on these observations on childhood development and education, Dr. Maria Montessori developed Montessori Method of education over a century ago. Her child-centered educational approach values the development of the whole child—physical, social, emotional and cognitive—and engages the child’s heart, mind, hand, and spirit in a thoughtful and purposeful way.
This method is designed to empower children to direct their own education and develop a sense of independence and competency. As children progress and master the topics at their own pace, they also develop a joy of learning and critical thinking that carries through into adulthood. And while a child’s intellect is thoroughly stimulated and challenged in the Montessori classroom, equal importance is placed on developing social competence, character, and a sense of community.
Learn more about the Montessori Method
Schedule a Tour
Montessori classes are different from traditional structured classrooms, so we encourage you to visit and explore our school and gardens. We offer regularly-scheduled open houses and tours, or contact us or call (508) 881-2123 to arrange your visit.
Next Open House
November 20, 2019
9:30 – 11:00 AM
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.