Magnolia Montessori For All
In keeping with the spirit of Montessori education, the Magnolia Montessori For All campus is comprised of a village of fifteen residential-scaled buildings situated around landscaped courtyards and immersed in nature.
Each age group has their own cluster of houses within the Village and each cluster is arranged around a dedicated outdoor space. As the children get older their dedicated courtyard spaces become more open and allow a greater degree of flexibility, freedom, and independence.
The youngest children on campus, the Infants and Toddlers, have their own specialized learning environments designed specifically to their unique scale and developmental needs. Their back porches open up to a generous tree-filled play area.
The Children’s House courtyard is designed for gross motor activity within a protective, enclosed space. A zen maze and life-sized checkerboard are nestled within the Lower Elementary courtyard space and a community garden with rainwater collection is the main focus of the Upper Elementary courtyard.
Two activity-filled play areas are tucked within the classroom clusters and take advantage of the natural character and slope of the site.
Publications + News
- Making Montessori Education More Accessible For All
- 2018 Recap: Celebrating Our Work
- Unique Montessori Campus Recognized with National Design Award
- Architect Magazine: Making Montessori Education More Accessible For All
- Disasters—and Bad Architecture—Can Affect Human Happiness and Productivity