About Us


Our Mission

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Montessori Nature School (MNS) offers authentic Montessori programs for families and children from birth to 6 years of age. Rooted in the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, we provide play-full, nature-rich learning opportunities that strengthen the joyful connection between children, their families, the local community, and the natural world.


Our Vision

Montessori Nature School is a thriving community of young children, their dedicated families, and supportive community partners. For now, all of our programs meet either in our classroom, at local businesses, or in the great outdoors. As our programs expand and our enrollment grows, we will establish our presence in a home-like setting surrounded by open green spaces and native wildlife.