About

Opened in the fall of 2004, Montessori Center for the Child became Richmond's only Southside Montessori school, and the school changed its name in 2015 to Midlothian Montessori to reflect more of a community focus! The school offers enrollment for preschool, kindergarten, grades 1-5, and follows the philosophy and concepts of Montessori education. View our Quicktime Video!

School Philosophy

School Philosophy
 
Midlothian Montessori aims to provide the optimal foundation for children to become lifelong learners. By tailoring the environment to meet the child's needs, and promoting learning through discovery in a peaceful atmosphere, we nurture the spirit in each child. Our goals include helping build skills needed for school and home, fostering positive and courteous social interaction, building self-confidence, utilizing a child's sensitive periods for learning, and providing an ordered environment where a child can be free to discover on their own with minimal intervention. We strive to foster creativity, curiosity, concentration, and the development of inner security and a positive attitude.

Staff

Staff
 
We are fortunate to have two certified American Montessori Society teachers on staff. Our assistants also have experience working in a Montessori classroom. All of our staff members hold Bachelor's Degrees, most of them in the educational field. Our staff is also required to be trained in CPR and basic first aid.

Facility

Facility
 
Our school, located on Courthouse Road, was built to host a Montessori classroom. In the interior, it boasts spacious and child-friendly features. Hardwood floors, many windows (that reach to the child's level), acoustical ceiling and child-sized facilities are very important to the Montessori classroom. We have child-friendly garden areas, fields, orchard trees and grounds to accomodate children's need for nature. There is an outdoor playground currently being renovated, accessible from the classroom.

Tuition

Tuition
 
Sending your child to a wonderful preschool should be positive for the whole family. We try very hard to keep our tuition rates reasonable for families. It is our goal to serve the needs of working parents and at-home parents alike. We do offer limited assistance through sibling discounts, volunteer credit, and employee discounts.