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About Us

Seven Acres Montessori is a vibrant learning community supporting and guiding the growth and development of children 14 months through eighth grade. A non-profit, serving children and families in the greater Fairfield County area of Connecticut since 1964.

More than an approach to education, the Montessori philosophy is an approach to life and learning and supports the natural tendencies of human development. Current studies in brain development, technology, and social innovations complement and reinforce the work, research, observations and methods of Dr. Maria Montessori.


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The School provides a strong academic foundation. Our curriculum cultivates intellectual curiosity and subject mastery through experiential and personalized learning, naturally woven into each individual’s social, emotional and physical growth.  Through Montessori’s integrated and holistic learning approach, students attain independence, inner discipline and peace in an environment that nurtures confidence, competence, academic excellence, self-esteem and integrity.

We model and uphold social stewardship through equity and respect. Outreach and community service are integral to our program and students are inspired to live responsibly, passionately and compassionately in the world.

Work extends through meaningful interaction with the earth and outdoors on campus and beyond.  The Specialist Program complements the curriculum offering art, music, physical education, foreign language, intermural sports and After School Programs.  Learning Specialists are on-site to support students.

Children remain in the same classroom for three to four years at each level in a learning environment designed for intellectual, social, emotional and physical success.

Students achieve mastery of the academic curriculum and age-appropriate social and cultural responsibilities and develop as naturally confident peer leaders.  The School is a joyful, diverse, and family-oriented community and values the partnership that grows, strengthens and thrives with families committed to our School’s mission, philosophy and approach to education.

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Seven Acres Montessori is accredited by The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) and The Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).