Message from the Head of School, Allison Driver


            The Montessori School is the only Montessori academy in the Scenic City that serves students from 18 months to 8th grade. We place an emphasis on the “3 C’s,” preparing our students to be Caring, Creative, and Confident lifelong learners. We offer individualized academic lessons that allow our students to obtain mastery at their own pace and skill ability level.

            Our students receive a strong academic foundation utilizing a holistic approach that prepares them to continue to thrive beyond their experience here at The Montessori School. Our school does not teach the students “what” to think but rather “how” to think. The staff guides students through the process of discovery that in turn leads to growth and increased self-confidence.

            As Dr. Maria Montessori once stated, “And so we discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.” Our primary goal is to provide a well-prepared environment that includes dedicated staff members, supportive parents, and invested community stakeholders who encourage and foster intrinsic motivation and independence that ultimately results in our students reaching their maximum potential.

            I welcome you to come visit and tour our school. Tours occur every Tuesday at 2:00p. Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in obtaining more information about our school!


Allison Driver, MAOM

Head of School


Mid-Year Message from Head of School, Allison Driver

“A Strategic Look into the Future of TMS”

            It is my hope that your new year is off to an exceptional start. I look forward to the continuation of productive academic engagement and enthusiasm for learning at The Montessori School in 2019. The board and I have great expectation and anticipation for what is to come. In addition to our goal of upholding a high quality educational program that incorporates best practices and authentic Montessori principles, we also plan to explore growth, training, and partnership opportunities that will allow us to enhance and increase the scope of programs offered. We will need your continued support as we build, grow, and transcend.

            This year through 2022, we will be guided by our Strategic Initiative, which encompasses the following visions: Leadership, Growth, Core, and Partnerships. Next month, we will conduct Strategic Initiative Committee Meetings where our plans for each vision will be discussed. If you have an interest to serve on one or more committees and have not done so already, please contact the office so that you can be added to the communication list. Once the committee meetings are conducted, the link to view the plan with this year’s updates will be distributed. I am excited about the future of the school and I value your feedback as well as your support. As you sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences, I ask that you complete the Parent Survey. I want to hear from you and work to address any inquiries or suggestions that you may have regarding the school.

            I look forward to collectively working with you, our board, our staff, and additional community stakeholders to use our strategic visions to set the foundation to direct our plans for the future of TMS for the next few years!