OPEN HOUSE on May 18 & May 19 during Long Meddowe Days

***Rolling Admissions . . . now enrolling for 2019-2020 school year ***

Mission & Philosophy

“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

Longmeadow Montessori Internationale 777 Longmeadow Street

Longmeadow, MA 01106

School Office: (413) 567-1820
Business Office: (413) 567-1880 


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:

  • We learn as individuals.
  • We learn through “hands-on” activities where all our senses are employed.
  • We learn to make wise choices as individuals.
  • We learn to finish what we start – in our own time, not class time.
  • We learn in a fashion where everything connects.
  • We learn according to our individual needs, interests, and abilities.
  • We learn to be confident in our ability to accomplish what we set out to do.
  • We learn to take the initiative and to do it ourselves.
  • We learn how to make good things happen.
  • We learn that we are each unique and valuable individuals.
  • We learn to work in a group and treat our peers with kindness and respect.
  • We discover that learning means a pro-active, joyful participation in life.
  • We learn to love to learn.

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-  International Night

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