School will close permanently as of June 2019




The school will close permanently in June 2019

Why Blacksburg Montessori School

Our Mission And Vision

At Blacksburg Montessori School, we attempt to prepare children for all that future schooling may present. The room is planned to allow children to develop their abilities and talents whilst also increasing their independence and social awareness.

Blacksburg Montessori children will eventually become mature sensitive adults with the skills to be true leaders.

Montessori Pedagogy

Maria Montessori developed her method of education after working with children with intellectual challenges. She saw what could be achieved by hands-on learning and decided to expand her techniques and make them accessible to all children.

In a mixed-age classroom there is an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits and respect for the child’s social, physical and emotional development. All this is aided by the specially designed Montessori equipment and the carefully planned environment.

Meet the Team

Lynne Knox, Director and teacher, and Marilou Akers, teacher, have been working together for more than 20 years.

Reading material

Aline D Wolf: A Parents’ Guide to the Montessori Classroom

Maren Schmidt: Understanding Montessori: A Guide for Parents

Aline D Wolf: Montessori Insights for Parents of young Children