"Fostering a lifetime love of learning, one child at a time"
The Vineyard Montessori School is located on the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard. For 35 years VMS has provided an educational environment that follows the curriculum and philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. We strive to guide each child to attaining fulfillment in education, community, nature, imagination and beyond.
We are invovled in the following local and global organizations:
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Island Grown Schools
American Cancer Society
"The secret to good teaching is to regard the child's intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination." Maria Montessori
Goals for the students at Vineyard Montessori School:
- To develop a life-long love for learning
- To build an internal sense of self-esteem through doing
- To become an active, peaceful and meaningful member of the school community
- To develop and foster an abiding curiosity and imagination
- To help develop each child’s innate, ultimate potential through the discovery of self
Located on the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard, VMS was founded in 1975 by a group of dedicated, determined parents who embraced the principles and educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. After being housed at several locations, the School purchased its present facility at 286 Main Street and Tashmoo Avenue in Vineyard Haven. In 1995 the School added to its Primary program for children ages 2.9 through 6 an Elementary class serving children ages 6 to 9 years old. Currently this elementary classroom is the only private elementary option for parents on the Island.