Welcome to the vibrant, nurturing learning community of Lloyd Barbee MPS Montessori. Our school offers a high quality education, dedicated teaching staff and unique learning opportunities to our students, families and community. The MPS Citywide Montessori Council, a leadership group of Montessori teachers and administrators, led this great initiative from the beginning, and the council will continue to support its successful organization.
The Montessori method of education is based on the philosophy that children reach their fullest potential through multi-age interactions in an inquiring, cooperative and encouraging atmosphere. Our staff focuses on fostering competent and responsible students who demonstrate creativity, concentration, coordination and independence in their work. The Montessori environment and teachers ensure that our young learners build confidence in their abilities, feel good about their school experience and develop peaceful relationships with their peers.
Dr. Maria Montessori believed that the work of education is shared between the student, teacher and environment. The curriculum and learning that takes place at Lloyd Barbee Montessori is not the typical teacher to student interaction. Teachers collaborate with children while they learn, creating a communal environment. Students participate in interactive, hands-on learning that leads to high self-esteem and a deep-rooted love for learning. When you observe a Montessori classroom, you will see learning taking place in its purest form – a truly beautiful thing to watch!
Parents and families are central stakeholders at Lloyd Barbee Montessori School and there are a multitude of opportunities for parent participation that keeps families involved in their child’s education. Young children rely on a strong support system as they develop into confident, responsible elementary scholars. With a variety of events taking place within the school environment throughout the year, families have the opportunity to experience the Lloyd Barbee MPS Montessori atmosphere firsthand and to build a strong connection to their school community.