Welcome to Montessori!

Montessori student using beads at Pomeroy Elementary School

How is Montessori different?

The multi-aged Montessori classroom emphasizes a balance between freedom and responsibility. A process toward independence and self-discipline is fostered for each child. At the core of Montessori education is respect for self, each other, and the learning environment.

What you need to know about Montessori

  • Students usually spend three years in a multi-grade classroom with the same teacher. This provides for long term-relationships between the teacher, student, and family. 
  • The Montessori classroom provides an opportunity for growing responsibility for each student. In a prepared environment each student moves in sequence from simple to complex and from concrete to abstract.
  • Students make choices in directing their own work.
  • Montessori materials are used in classrooms for math, language, science, social studies, and sensorial learning.
  • The classroom environment is prepared for learning. Educational materials are sequenced, so that the student may understand their educational progress.

Watch our Montessori students in action.

Why choose Montessori at Pomeroy Elementary?


  • Free Montessori education in a public-school setting
  • Experienced, well-credentialed teachers
  • Low student-to-teacher ratio
  • Work is individualized to each student
  • Instructional aide in every classroom
  • Curriculum focuses on the whole needs of each child
  • Students' individual interests are incorporated into schoolwork
  • Focus on understanding concepts through use of manipulatives
  • Pre-K/K option - contact - Tot Wallace
                                              Director of Community Education


Montessori staff

Katie Crowder
2nd to 4th grade

Annie Engle
Kindergarten to 1st grade

Sherry Falk
Kindergarten to 1st grade

Kimberly Flanary
1st to 3rd grade

Melissa Phillips
1st to 3rd grade

Angela Pollock
4th to 6th grade

Jenny Shope
4th to 6th grade

Mrs. Andrea Erickson