Welcome to MINE, ME, & US Montessori School!

Formerly Montessori Infant Nido Environment, MINE, ME, & US Montessori School is the expansion of MINE to include Montessori Elementary.
MINE, ME, & US Montessori School will officially open it’s doors at our new location at 2470 Research Center Drive in Blacksburg, on July 24, 2017!


The mission of MINE, ME, & US Montessori School is to provide a nurturing, educational, authentic Montessori environment for children, wherein they are encouraged and supported to do the important lifework of becoming a fully developed, whole person who is mindful of individual, environmental, and community responsibilities.

From MINE, Montessori Infant Nido Environment, to ME, Montessori Elementary, to US, the forthcoming Upper School, MINE, ME, & US Montessori School offers authentic Montessori education with a focus on the natural world and the wonders of food for children ages 6 weeks through 9 years… and growing.

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Nido Communities

The “Nido” (nee-doe), the Italian word for “nest”, is how Maria Montessori described the infant environment. At MINE, ME, & US Montessori School, the Nido Communities are home-like with lovely, natural wooden and cloth materials, child-sized wooden furniture, clean surfaces, organic cotton sheets and blankets, soft soothing music, and magnificent plants in order for children to feel safe, cared for, loved and challenged.

Highlights

  • Ages 6 weeks – 18 months
  • Inclusive Tuition
  • Authentic Montessori Curriculum

Toddler Community

The Toddler Community is spacious to encourage freedom of movement. Beautiful Montessori materials developed to entice the sense of wonder innate in children while meeting their developmental needs in the areas of movement, language, motor skills, and independence fill each classroom. Montessori teachers carefully observe the children and match the classroom materials to encourage their developmental progress based on Montessori training and the latest child development research.

Highlights

  • Ages 18 – 36 months
  • Inclusive Tuition
  • Authentic Montessori Curriculum

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Children’s House

The Children’s House classroom and materials are designed, by Dr. Maria Montessori, and arranged with the intention of supporting each child’s ability to work independently, have confidence in their own capabilities, and to honor their right to exploration and discovery. The Children’s House Montessori teacher guides rather than instructs; allowing each child the space to facilitate their own learning experience and acquire knowledge through individual work.

Highlights

  • Ages 3 – 6 year olds
  • Inclusive Tuition
  • Authentic Montessori Curriculum
Brand new to Blacksburg! Fall 2017!

Full Day, Year Round Montessori Elementary School!!

Full-Day, Year-Round Montessori Elementary School


The mission Montessori Elementary at MINE, ME, & US Montessori School is to offer a supportive, authentic Montessori environment for the whole child. Montessori Elementary provides the elementary child with authentic all day, year-round Montessori education and supports each child’s development according to individual potential and innate love of learning. Rich with explorations in the natural environment, impressionistic lessons discovering the disciplines and the universe, opportunities for social exploration and growth, and an organic hands-on food program, Montessori Elementary is unique in the New River Valley. Montessori credentialed, seasoned teachers are devoted to serving the whole child through authentic Montessori, nature education, and sustainable culinary curriculum.

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Nature Education


“Even the most beautiful and well-designed of classrooms and materials can’t offer the potential for learning that time in the natural world and a well-trained teacher does.”

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Sustainable Culinary Curriculum and Menus

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MINE, ME, & US Montessori School serves organic, vegetarian menus .

-Taste Tests, Tastings, and Food Pairings-

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Explore the delicious world of food!


Nature Education


Nature experiences and education are built into the fabric of MINE, ME, & US Montessori School education. All children go outside every single day. From a natural playground with an edible landscape filled with daily gardening opportunities, to recycling and composting, nature education is part of each child’s daily education experience at school.


  • Are nature experiences and appreciation important to you for your child’s education?

Culinary Curriculum


MINE, ME, & US Montessori School provides organic, vegetarian, and locally-sourced meals and snacks. Meals are a community and social experience, an opportunity for learning about nutrition and, health and most importantly, an extraordinary culinary experience. Our menu includes a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, herbs and spices.


  • Is a mindfull approach to food important to you for your child’s education?

Montessori Education


MINE, ME, & US Montessori School strictly adheres to the Montessori philosophy, method, and curriculum. Montessori materials, credentialed Montessori teachers, and an emphasis on child development, nature education, and rich culinary experiences create the pillars of true Montessori education.


  • Is education for the whole child important to you for your child’s education?
“We cannot recommend MINE more highly for an amazing start to your child’s life!” Mason Walker and Dr. Liesl Baum Walker