• quote We should never give to the brain more than we give to the hand. (Maria Montessori, PhD) quote
  • quote Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined, and connected to one another. Maria Montessori figured this out a long time ago. (Daniel Pink, “Drive”) quote
  • quote In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is a story of the earth. (Rachel Carson, biologist) quote
  • quote The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences. (Maria Montessori) quote
  • quote As Maria Montessori recognized, evolution is not simply one more fact to insert into a science curriculum; it is a gateway leading to a deeper understanding of our cosmic nature. (Brian Swimme, author and cosmologist) quote
  • quote Peace is what every human being is craving for, and it can be brought about by humanity through the child. (Maria Montessori) quote
  • quote The child is the spiritual builder of mankind. (Maria Montessori) quote
  • quote The heart of education is self-direction and letting kids follow their own curiosity. (Daniel Pink, “Drive”) quote
  • quote Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war. (Maria Montessori) quote

The Homestead School opened in September of 1978 to provide a rich academic and practical education within an exceptional rural setting.  Affiliated with the American Montessori Society, we offer students ages 3 to 14 warm, relaxed early childhood, lower elementary, upper elementary, and middle school programs based on the Montessori approach to education.  The Homestead School educates the body, mind, and spirit of children through experiential learning, while holding high standards in academics and character development.