Faculty and Staff

Dear parents,

Relocation decisions are suspended presently.

School will not be in session during the 2014-2015 school year.

Thank you.

Des Peres Montessori: Ceremony

Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future. - Maria Montessori

The faculty and staff at Des Peres Montessori are certified, trained, degreed, and most importantly, committed individuals delighting in working with children.

Teachers and assistants serve as trained guides or directresses in these environments where freedom and structure reside, as “lamb with lion.” Each day follows a natural rhythm, teachers observe and guide students with needed presentations, representations, helping them with choices and decisions as students take charge, building, working caring, making independent decisions, and constructing themselves in the process. They are their own stewards, and stewards of their community, assuming ownership and responsibilities throughout the day. What a splendid exercise in personality development!

Attendance at teacher workshops/conferences seminars and discussions provide well rounded staff development.

Elementary Directress

Elementary Level Reading Specialist

Primary Directress

Curriculum Support Specialists

Music

Second Language

Computer Classes

Physical Education

Art

Visiting Specialists

Shaw Nature Reserve

Native American Experiences

The St. Louis Recorder Society

Folk Music Appreciation

Audubon Society

Department of Natural Resources

The African Society

Department of Parks & Recreation