Brief Overview

Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1953) was Italy’s first female physician. She devoted her life to the scientific observation of very young learners. She termed her approach “self-education within a prepared environment.”

Little Rock Montessori School offers a carefully planned, stimulating environment that will help children develop foundational habits, attitudes, skills, and ideas essential for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning.

Little Rock Montessori School began as a parent inquiry group in January of 1966. In September of 1966, a class for primary children opened. Little Rock Montessori School has been in annual operation since that time. The school outgrew several rented locations and moved into its present facility located on North Rodney Parham in the fall of 1970, where we offer three primary classrooms and one toddler community. In January of 2008, we opened our second campus, Little Rock Montessori School South, located on Hinson Road. We offer three primary classrooms and one lower elementary classroom at the Hinson location.

Students at Little Rock Montessori School enjoy balancing individual activities and non-competitive group activities. Montessori materials motivate sensory awareness, practical life, mathematics, language, geography, science, art, music, and movement.

Each child is respected as an individual. Students at Little Rock Montessori School learn to assume responsibility for their 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.

Little Rock Montessori School aims to inspire children to a love of learning and an ongoing quest for knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live.

To learn more about our school and the Montessori Method, we invite you to visit. We welcome you to observe any of our classrooms at a convenient time for you.

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


Amy E. Barrett