American Montessori Society: Pathway Step 6

Heartwood Montessori is presently listed at Step 6 on the American Montessori Society’s Pathway of Continuous School Improvement.

What does this mean?

  • 100% of Heartwood’s lead teachers have completed, or are currently enrolled in, Montessori certification programs
  • Heartwood is committed to the AMS Code of Ethics
  • Heartwood demonstrates commitment to the Core Components of a Montessori classroom, which include:
    • Multi-age classrooms
    • A full complement of Montessori materials
    • Child-directed work
    • Uninterrupted work periods

What does this look like?

View schedules, sample curricula, and portraits of our classes across all ages and stages in this snapshot of daily life.

AMS Pathway Seal 6
A Heartwood Classroom Working with Materials

Planning for the 2021-22 School Year

Heartwood is not operating this school year due to COVID-19

Heartwood will reopen in a new location and will have a slight name change. The new name will be Heartwood Village Montessori. This is a group of teachers, former director, and dedicated families who wish to form a non-profit entity for HVM.

If you would like more information or are interested in joining the Heartwood community, please email