The Montessori Difference

    Education for Human Flourishing

    At Rhyme and Reason Academy, we ignite lifelong learning and foster independence through our authentic Montessori education. Here, your child is not just another student; she is a unique individual embarking on a journey of self-creation. Our curated educational environment, designed to meet children’s developmental needs and interests, ensures she flourishes academically, socially, and emotionally. Join us, and watch your child transform into a confident, joyful, and avid learner, prepared to make her mark on the world.

    Our Programs

    Our programs feature an authentic and timely implementation of The Montessori Method, offering a lifetime of gifts to your child. In the Montessori classroom, your child has the opportunity to explore who he is and to explore his world. He’ll be given the time and space he needs to learn how he learns best, learn to work with others, and discover and pursue his passions. Each of our programs — primary and elementary — is specially tuned to the developmental needs of children of that age.

    Montessori addition with the pegboard

    Primary

    Ages 3-6: Help me do it myself!

    We are working to open an all-new Montessori Primary classroom this fall for the 2024-2025 school year.

    We are actively recruiting for an assistant in the Primary Class! See Job Listings

    Learn More About Primary

    Montessori Timeline of Life Activities

    Elementary

    Ages 6-12: Help me think for myself!

    Our elementary program aims to educate the whole child. Our classroom supports both academic excellence and social development; there is the freedom to explore and responsibility for work; and our goal is to prepare the child to succeed in life, no matter what path he chooses to follow.

    Learn More About Elementary

    Craft a Foundation for Lifelong Learning

    Enroll at Rhyme & Reason Academy

    Step 1

    Just Exploring

    If you are newer to Montessori we invite you to explore our website and attend a Virtual Open House to learn more about our programs and approach.

    Step 2

    Doing My Research

    If you are in the process of choosing a school for your child and have questions about tuition or specifically how our school can help you and your family schedule an information meeting and we’ll be in touch to answer all your questions.

    Step 3

    Get on the Waitlist

    So, you’ve decided to join our school, Welcome!

    Complete the waitlist application and we will reach out to you once the enrollment period opens!

    Step 4

    Enroll (and Celebrate!)

    The Montessori Method

    What Makes Montessori Different?

    Find out more about the Montessori Method →

    Guiding Principles


    Education for Life

    The purpose of education is to prepare each child for a fulfilling and good life.

    The core philosophy at Rhyme and Reason Academy is that what you learn in school should provide a practical foundation for building a flourishing life.


    Academic Excellence

    Through individual lessons with the teacher and their own independent work, children acquire a deep understanding of each subject over many years that goes beyond shallowly memorizing facts for an upcoming test. 

    Each area of the curriculum is supported by scientifically designed learning materials that appeal to the child’s interests and abilities. These materials develop the continuous practice of independent thought, a critical life skill that she keeps for her entire life.


    Freedom with Responsibility

    The Montessori Elementary classroom gives children meaningful autonomy over their work, and with this freedom comes responsibility. 

    Neither left adrift to have “all day recess,” nor micromanaged by adults and school bells, Children are taught to organize and manage their time, tasks, and records. This balanced approach cultivates self-discipline and time management skills essential for lifelong success.


    Love of Learning

    Our goal is to cultivate avid, joyful, independent learners, by supporting a child’s natural curiosity and motivation to learn.

    Children are given the space to make mistakes and learn from them, without fear. This encourages children to experiment and find answers to all of those “Why?” questions they keep asking.