Brief Overview


Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1953) was Italy’s first female physician.  She devoted her life to scientific observation of very young learners.   She termed her approach “self-education within a prepared environment.”  Little Rock Montessori School (LRMS) offers a carefully prepared environment which provides exposure to materials and experiences through which your child can develop a love of learning.

Elementary classes for first through third grade, primary classes for children ages 3 to 6 years and a toddler community for children ages 22 months to 3 years are offered. Children at LRMS enjoy a balance of individual activities and noncompetitive group activities. Montessori materials motivate learning in areas of sensorial awareness, practical life, mathematics, language, geography, science, art, music, and movement.

Each child is respected as an individual, children at LRMS learn to assume responsibility for their own actions.  Students are part of a “community of children,” where they learn to respect the feelings and ideas of others, sharing with them in work and play.

Parent participation is a tradition at LRMS, which began in 1966 with a group of parents dedicated to bringing excellence in early childhood education to Little Rock.  In 1970, the school moved into its current building, which was specifically designed to meet the needs of young learners. In January 2008, LRMS opened a second campus, Little Rock Montessori South, located on Hinson.

Working with you, Little Rock Montessori School aims to inspire your child to a love of learning and an ongoing quest for knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live.

To find out more about our school and the Montessori Method, we invite you to visit.  Please call and make an appointment so that we can set aside a specific time for you and your family to tour our school.


Please feel free to call with any questions or to schedule an appointment,  (501) 225-2428 or email

Amy James