Lay a foundation for leadership at Gilmour Academy Montessori, where we encourage curiosity and foster confidence as we develop in our students a lifelong love of learning.
As your child approaches 18 months, know that we offer rolling admission for our Montessori Toddler program.
Gilmour’s Montessori Toddler and PreK programs serve students aged 18 months to 4 years and feed seamlessly into our traditional 较低的学校.
From the very start of their educational journey, we nurture each child’s interests and provide non-stop opportunities for independent exploration. As children learn through hands-on experiences that incorporate a more thorough understanding of the world around them, they become effective problem solvers who trust in their own abilities.



  • 独立

    Students are given the independence to select the tasks that interest them and learn at their natural pace, observed by teachers who track progress and encourage trial and error.
  • 责任

    Students gain confidence in their own abilities and take responsibility for being active participants in the learning process.
  • 自律

    Students recognize that a little bit of frustration is a normal part of the learning process, becoming self-disciplined learners with grit and tenacity.
  • 领导

    Students learn in a mixed age group, learning by modeling skills and behaviors for others and naturally assuming leadership roles that prepare them for real-world interactions.
  • 倡议

    Students are encouraged to pursue activities that interest them on their own initiative rather than on a rigid group schedule.
  • 学者

    Students learn in an environment rich in activities that entice the child, allowing the opportunity to go above and beyond state requirements or to spend extra time on more challenging concepts, according to their gifts and interests.
  • 终身学习

    Students experience education as an exciting chance to give outlet to their curiosity and drive to understand the world around them, sparking an authentic and lifelong pursuit of learning.
  • 格蕾丝 & 礼貌

    Students become peacemakers who seek harmony in their daily interactions, 练习礼仪, polite greetings and awareness of others’ needs.


  • Ages 18 months to 4 years (Grades Toddler through PreKindergarten)
  • Five days a week for all students, with three-day option also available for Toddlers to attend Tuesday - Thursday
  • Half-day and full-day options available for Toddlers
  • Half-day, three-quarter-day and full-day options available for PreK students
  • 之前 Care and After Care available
  • Whole-child approach within a strategically designed learning environment
  • Weekly Spanish classes starting at age 3
Montessori Toddler (children 18 months-3 years)
7-8 a.m.*
Three- or Five-Day Toddler (Half天的时间)
8-11:15 a.m.
Three- or Five-Day Toddler (Full天的时间)
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
下午全程拜访 (priced per day)
11:15 a.m.-3 p.m.
After Care下午3:15-6点.m.*
Montessori PreKindergarten (children 3-4 years)
7-8 a.m.*
8-11:15 a.m.
Five-Day PreK (Three-Quarter天的时间)
8 a.m.-1 p.m.
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
午餐 & 休会dropin
11:15 a.m.-1 p.m.

11:15 a.m.-3 p.m.
1-3 p.m.
After Care下午3:15-6点.m.*
*Register 1-5 days per week or take advantage of our daily drop-in option.


Associate Director, Enrollment Management
(440) 473-8165

Program Director/Directresses


  • 杰伊·福勒摄

    Mr. 松鸦 福勒 

    Director of the 较低的学校 and Montessori Programs
    (440) 473-8000 x6118
  • 黎明 Conforti的照片

    Ms. 黎明 Conforti 

    Montessori Toddler Program Directress
    (440) 473-8000 x6103
  • 劳拉 Novotney的照片

    夫人. 劳拉 Novotney 

    Montessori PreK Program Directress
    (440) 473-8000 x6102


  • Photo of 杰奎琳 施密特

    Ms. 杰奎琳 施密特 

    Instructor, LS (Montessori PreKindergarten)
    (440) 473-8000 x6134
  • 凯特琳·特罗福摄

    Ms. Kaitlin Tropf 

    Montessori/After Care Assistant
  • Giana 维托的照片

    Ms. Giana 维托 



34001 Cedar Road, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040

An independent, Catholic, coed, day and boarding school in the Holy Cross tradition. Toddler-Grade 12.