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A Visionary Educational Philosophy

Our students are excited to come to school each day and are enthusiastic learners! ASM’s core curriculum is true to the visionary educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, and is individualized for each student. Click here to visit the American Montessori Society website and learn more about Maria Montessori. Complemented by contemporary programs, designed in conjunction with strategic partners including Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Boston’s Museum of Science, students are prepared to meet the demands of a rapidly changing world.

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Collaborate, Create, and Solve

Students engage in project-based work, allowing them to collaborate, create, and solve real-world problems. On-going assessments, in a multitude of formats, provide meaningful feedback that informs their work. ASM students are given opportunities to practice skills that develop perseverance, independence and leadership.

Powerful, Proven Principles

These Montessori tenets differentiate us from other independent and traditional schools. At ASM, we are committed to applying these powerful, proven principles, every day, in every classroom. Along with our mission, these principles guide us in our effort to provide the best learning environment for our students.

We invite your family to visit our school so you can see first-hand what makes Andover School of Montessori so special! Click here to arrange a visit.

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Our Mission

Andover School of Montessori: Innovative Learning in a Dynamic World


ASM will be recognized as a leader in education with innovative programs and facilities. Through the dedication of its faculty, families and volunteers, ASM will inspire future leaders to connect with and positively impact local and global communities throughout their lives.

Core Values

At Andover School of Montessori, we continually aspire to achieve excellence. We value and are committed to:

  • Upholding Maria Montessori’s philosophy and teaching methods
  • Providing individualized learning that supports the social, emotional and academic development of the child within a multi-age environment
  • Promoting the mastery of fundamental skills and deep exploration
  • Nurturing curiosity by supporting the individual interests of students
  • Inspiring students to persevere through challenges individually and collaboratively
  • Empowering students to be independent, confident and resourceful thinkers
  • Teaching students to appreciate one’s self, the community and the environment
  • Modeling and fostering integrity and civility
  • Embracing peace, challenging prejudice and respecting diversity

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Andover School of Montessori believes in the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. We recognize that racism and privilege exist in our world, and commit ourselves to break down what barriers we can.

We strive to cultivate a community where every person feels appreciated and understood. People of every gender, sexual-orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, and socio-economic status are welcome at ASM. Through our peace curriculum, students discover how to engage in empathetic conversations, challenge prejudice in their daily lives, and embrace cultural differences. We know that we are all continually students of society, and that our work in these areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice will need to be as dynamic as the world; therefore, we dedicate ourselves to continuing to foster such an approach.

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