"The role of education is to interest the child profoundly in an external activity to which he will give all of this potential" 
- Dr Maria Montessori

At Tall Oaks Montessori School, caring teachers trained in Montessori philosophy and technique prepare dynamic learning environments that encourage each child to reason, cooperate, collaborate, negotiate, and understand the world. The teachers guide each child's development as facilitators for learning- observing, giving lessons and allowing the child to work towards his or her own greatest potential. Each classroom offers a wide variety of Montessori materials, current educational supplies, and custom made materials where children are free to move toward work which stimulates and satisfies their inner motivations. The Montessori curriculum is organized as a continuum with one step building upon the previous one and mixed ages that promote an atmosphere of cooperation, teamwork, and peer teaching.  

Our school was started in 1983 in Blacksburg, Virginia by Christa Drummond to create a place of learning based on the Montessori philosophy for children ages 3 to 6 years old. Terry Cook, our current director, began the elementary program and eventually purchased the school in 1992. We currently offer challenging and rewarding programs for pre-school, kindergarten, lower elementary and upper elementary with students ages 18 months to 12 years old. Additionally, we have flexible before and after school extended hours available.


Tall Oaks Montessori School helps children build within themselves the foundation for a lifetime of creative learning.




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