is true, we cannot make a genius, we can only give each individual
the chance to fulfill his potential possibilities to become an independent,
secure and balanced human being." -- Dr. Maria Montessori
Montessori School was started in August 1983 by Joanne and Joe
Alex. The School has grown from one classroom of 24 students
to 3 Primary classrooms, 1 Lower Elementary (6-9 years), 1 Upper
Elementary (9-12 years) and 1 Middle School (13-14 years). The
Primary programs are located in a large Victorian house with
attached barn which has been renovated into classrooms, office
space and a multi-purpose room. The Elementary program and Middle
Schools are located in leased classroom space in a nearby former
catholic school. Stillwater Montessori School is located 1 mile
from the University of Maine
in Orono. Special instructional programs this year include French,
Music and Dance.
computer connection at the Elementary programs has been provided
by NYNEX Maine Libraries and Schools Program and has been used extensively.
All classrooms have computers which are very popular with students
of all ages. Because of the University of Maine and its international
community, Stillwater Montessori School has students from many different
nationalities and religious backgrounds. Because of this, cultural
studies and celebrations are an important aspect of the curriculum.
Montessori School has a strong environmental philosophy and actively
participates in Project Learning Tree, Project Wild, Adopt a Forester
program, Wild School sites, Penobscot Riverkeepers and Project Wild
Aquatic. Numerous field trips are taken during the year. The School
is located off exit 193 in Old Town, Maine and visitors are always
welcome. Stop by anytime!