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The Woods Academy

Where curiosity and confidence thrive.

What is Montessori?

Montessori is familiar terminology heard in the preschool world, but it is rarely well-understood. In reality, any school could call itself “Montessori,” but there are some important distinctions.

Learn more about the differences in our helpful downloadable guide.

Looking for a preschool for the 2023-24 school year?

Limited spots are still available! For more information please contact:

Molly McNamara Hugo
Director of Admission



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How does it compare to more traditional preschool models? 

Our parent guide clearly outlines the distinguishing characteristics of

  • Montessori education

  • Play-based education

  • Academic or skill-based education

If you've ever wondered about the differences, or felt confused about the options and choices available in education today, then request your free guide to help you determine if Montessori is right for your child!