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.
Our Elementary Montessori Program is an Elementary program for children ages 6-10 or first grade-sixth grade. Each level is a multi-age community where students of different ages and abilities learn to collaborate with each other to accomplish goals cooperatively. This process encourages the child to contribute ideas, listen to others, and learn to compromise.
Elementary children have an immense appetite for knowledge; they begin to think abstractly and they have remarkable imaginations. The philosophy that underlies 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.
Students experience abstract concepts through concrete experience and hands-on learning materials. Critical thinking skills are enhanced as students “discover” and articulate these concepts for themselves. Our Elementary program is an integrated and academically challenging program that meets the child’s changing program that meets the child’s changing developmental needs year to year.
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.
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.
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 by appointment only.
Contact us at email@example.com or call 508-881-2123 to arrange your visit.
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.