School Details

Villa Di Maria Montessori School

1280 Simmons Avenue, Kirkwood, MO 63122
(314) 822-2601

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-6 & ungraded 111 students 12 students/teacher (MO avg is 14)

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About this school

Villa Di Maria Montessori School is a private elementary school in Kirkwood. The principal of Villa Di Maria Montessori School is Laura Ceretti-Michelman, who can be contacted at 111 students go to Villa Di Maria Montessori School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Villa Di Maria Montessori School is 12:1. Westchester Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

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Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 80% %
Asian 8% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% %
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 14% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    If you are seeking the gift of joyful learning self confidence and a wonderful school community for your children call and set up a tour/observation at this AMI accredited Montessori. The children will reveal its true beauty!

  • (2 years ago)

    Come see what the future of education looks like. I urge you to observe one of our classrooms and see how young children choose their lessons concentrate for hours at a time and work collaboratively in a carefully prepared environment. This school is accredited by the Association Montessori Internationale the organization begun by Dr. Maria Montessori herself. As the name "Montessori" cannot be trademarked it is important that parents due their homework to make sure that the Montessori school they choose adheres to authentic Montessori principles.

  • (3 years ago)

    If you are reading this review you are considering Villa di Maria Montessori school for your child. The first thing you should know is that "montessori" cannot be anyone can technically call themselves a montessori school. Villa di Maria is an AMI accredited school. AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) was began by Maria Montessori herself to ensure that her method and standards are adhered to. I have three daughters at the school. It is an absolute joy to see them "choosing" to read at home instead of turning on the tv. They are all creative enthusiastic caring and independent and there is no doubt in my mind that the school the teachers and the community of Villa di Maria played a huge role in their development. Check out the school ask lots of questions and take the plunge into authentic Montessori education. You can thank me later!

  • (4 years ago)

    Villa is an incredible school. It is amazing to walk in the classroom and see young kids working so happily and learning so much. Not all Montessori schools truly adhere to the philosophy of Maria Montessori but Villa does. The results have been wonderful. We couldn't be happier

  • (5 years ago)

    The true test of a great school is how excited the children are to be here and that the staff loves the school.

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(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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