Montessori Discovery School

About Us

Why Montessori Discovery School

Our mission: Our Montessori Discovery School community nurtures joyful learners who confidently
 engage their world.

As MDS children navigate the rest of their lives, their MDS education lays a strong foundation that serves them well and helps them develop as individuals. With the love of learning, curiosity, self-reliance, self-confidence, and respect for others gained through authentic Montessori education, children are ready to meet life head-on and enjoy doing so.

“We must help the child to act for himself, will for himself, think for himself; this is the art of those who aspire to serve the spirit.”  Maria Montessori (Education for a New World)

Montessori Discovery School is a not-for-profit 50(c)(3) Montessori school located in beautiful southeastern Connecticut, MDS is a breath of fresh air from the busy city life. Our wetlands and fields provide outdoor explorations for our students as well as a home for our llamas and chickens. Children and staff learn to care for our environment and our animals while gaining independence through Montessori education. MDS is accredited by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, and is a member of AMS, and Montessori Schools of Connecticut.


Our Mission

Our Montessori Discovery School community nurtures joyful learners who confidently engage their world.

5 Words We Value

independenceOur students have the self confidence and skills to solve problems in the classroom and in life.
Our students respect their classroom, the materials, their community members and their ideas.
Our students take responsibility for their choices. They and their teachers are partners in their education.
We are a community of learners. We practice effective communication and we get to know and respect each other.
We believe every child is born with an innate desire to learn. We work to keep that inner curiosity and motivation burning brightly.

Accreditation & Affiliations

``Within the child lies the fate of the future.``
- Maria Montessori