mission & philosophy


At Puddletown School we use the Montessori philosophy to give children the freedom to self-create, learn to be themselves, and explore their place in community and the world. 


At Puddletown School we strive to foster an authentic sense of self in each child. We work to guide children toward an integrated understanding of community and sensitivity to the needs of all people. We believe in each child’s innate hunger for learning and self-construction. Learning to trust yourself and building confidence are important parts of this development. We model a healthy connection between making mistakes and growth. This connection frees children to embrace a friendliness with error. We work to empower each child to make choices that support their own needs. We strive to inspire a sense of responsibility that comes with this empowerment and connection. We are an environment where children are free to explore and create in an atmosphere of love and respect.