“The child is endowed with unknown powers which can guide us to a radiant future.”

-Maria Montessori



Welcome to Shrewsbury Montessori School and our website- an invaluable communication tool for our school community! Whether you are a prospective family considering a Montessori education, an interested faculty or staff member exploring what it’s like to be part of the SMS community, a current family looking for the latest events at our school, or an alumna or alumnus looking to reconnect with classmates, we hope you will enjoy all of the information the website has to offer.

We are very proud to have three locations- the campus in Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury Montessori School, and a campus located in Auburn, The Montessori Children’s House of Auburn, and a campus in Worcester. Our school is accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE). We are proud to be an example of excellent education inside the Montessori community as well as within the independent school community.

For 45 years, our school has embraced the principles and teaching methods of Dr. Maria Montessori. Based on her research, we believe that all students should be given opportunities to develop their potential as competent, responsible, and respectful citizens with an understanding and appreciation that learning is for life. Our students are given the freedom and support to be engaged in learning that addresses all aspects of growth: cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual. Our students graduate with an understanding of who they are, how to learn, and how to advocate for themselves. They become independent, critical thinkers with a deep understanding of their responsibility to the world around them.

Scrolling through these pages you will find everything from our rich history to our challenging curriculum overviews, from upcoming performances to the most recent happenings around our campuses. We invite you to explore our strengths as an independent, Montessori school and our commitment to the mission that guides our school. Through the pictures and stories within this site, you will discover that this Montessori school is a place where students truly love to learn! Our dedication to educating the whole child in a caring community defines who we are.

We look forward to welcoming you in person or through our website and experiencing for yourself the joy of learning that happens at Shrewsbury Montessori School.

Kari Cafeo, Head of School