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When Dr. Maria Montessori opened her first school in the slums of Rome in 1907 on the feast of the Epiphany, she did not set out to revolutionize education. Yet within 2 years of opening, kings and queens from all over the world came to see this phenomenon that was her method of education.


"The education of even a small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life."

Maria Montessori


The benefits of a Montessori Education

  • Nurturing a love for others and God in a Byzantine Catholic environment that is wholly and authentically Montessori

  • Individualized teaching with a deep respect for each child’s own pace, needs, ability, personality, and potential

  • A loving learning community created through mixed age groups following children's natural planes of development as presented by Dr. Maria Montessori

  • A scientifically based approach with highly trained teachers who are guides, observers, and scientists learning side by side with their students

  • Excellent academics through hands on materials created to allow children to develop concentration, coordination, a sense of order, and independence as well as foster creativity, collaboration, and problem solving skills

  • Fostering a deep love of learning, intrinsic motivation, and self-discipline

"My daughter loves her school. The teachers genuinely love their students and it shows. I came one day to pick her up early and I couldn’t believe it was a preschool classroom— it was so quiet! Everyone calmly working on their individual lessons. You’d never know there were 20 kids in the room. I’ve never seen anything like it. My daughter has learned all kinds of both educational and practical things— she’s even learned how to sew! It’s been a great experience."  - Erin

We are excited to welcome you to the Sophia Montessori Academy Community. SMA started due to the support from friends, our families, and members of the Catholic community of Colorado. 

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