Longmeadow Montessori Internationale (LMI) was established in 1986 under the direction of our first Head of School, Joanne Hirsch, with cooperation and loving support from many parents.
LMI is dedicated to the child-centered Montessori philosophy which fosters academic excellence, personal growth, and cultural awareness while nurturing children’s spirits. Children blossom when parents and teachers work together in the best interest of the child.
Guided by the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori, learning becomes an exciting process that involves the total child. We are committed to nurturing each child’s sense of wonder, fostering respect for cultural diversity, and encouraging both academic and character development. LMI encourages creativity, independence, self-confidence, self-esteem, and prepares children for a lifelong love of learning. Our children know they are valued as individuals who will be allowed to learn and grow in their own time. Our environment is one of patience, kindness, and mutual respect. We want your child to walk out our door saying “I can do it myself.”
Our educational philosophy and core values are based upon the teachings of Maria Montessori. Therefore, at LMI:
Mission & Philosophy
Longmeadow Montessori Internationale 777 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106
School Office: (413) 567-1820
Business Office: (413) 567-1880
- Welcome Back Popsicle Social
- Parent Orientation
- Pinwheels for Peace
NAEYC Accredited Preschool & Kindergarten
serving communities in Western MA and Northern CT
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“Social grace, inner discipline and joy. These are the birthright of the human being who has been allowed to develop essential human qualities.”
- Maria Montessori
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