Villa Madonna Montessori is a non-profit Montessori school (ages 3-6) founded by the Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg Monastery. It is located on the grounds of and managed by Villa Madonna Academy.

Contact Information

For additional information or to schedule an observation, please contact our Director, Stacey Brosky at 859-341-5145 or email: villamadonnamontessori@gmail.com.

Mission

At Villa Madonna Montessori, our mission is to provide a learning environment in which children are encouraged to develop an awareness of self and respect for the community and to honor their spirituality.

Environment

A safe, loving, family-like environment ensures a Christian atmophere.  Small classes, with a 10:1 teacher ratio, provide individualized attention.  All teachers are Montessori certified and Villa Madonna Montessori is a full member and affiliate of the American Montessori Society (AMS) as well as the Cincinnati Montessori Society (CMS).  Villa Madonna Montessori is situated on 85+ sceniic acres near St. Walburg Monastery over-looking the Ohio River in Villa Hills, Kentucky.

Curriculum

Montessori, for children ages 3-6, is based on a three year cycle designed to cultivate each child’s natural desire to learn. In order to achieve this goal, the Montessori program is set up to help each child reach his/her full potential in all areas of life. Maria Montessori believed that all areas were equally important to a child’s development. These areas include grace and courtesy, practical life, sensorial, language, math, cultural, and art.

All students attend school Monday through Friday from 8:45 until 11:50 A.M. Kindergarten students attend from 8:45 A.M. until 2:25 P.M. Monday through Thursday, and on Fridays from 8:45 A.M. until 11:50 A.M. 

The Montessori school offers before school care, extended care, and an after school program.

Enrichment

The child-centered curriculum is enrichmend with regular visits from local organizations such as the School House Symphony and the Cincinnati Children's Museum.  Other programs offered during the school day include Creative Dance and Spanish.  Additional fees apply to these programs. 

Results

Montessori children leave the program prepared to enter the first grade.  They have learned to work independenty and in groups.  Since they have been encouraged to make decisions from an early age, these children are problem-solvers who can make choices and manage their time well. 

Admission

Children enter the Montessori program at age three and stay for a three year program culminating in kindergarten. The first step in the admission process is to schedule an observation. The observation room is open from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. October 1 through the end of April. Following the observation, an application for admission may be submitted. Student “readiness interviews” take place in the spring with a registration deposit and current immunization records required at that time.

Villa Madonna Montessori accepts children regardless of race, religion, color, or ethnic background.