About Us

“One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.”

Dr. Maria Montessori

Growing Circle Montessori is guided by Maria Montessori’s philosophy that all children are unique, curious about their world, and are born with a desire to learn. Our dedicated and experienced teachers guide children toward independence, a love for learning, respect for self, others, and the environment. Growing Circle endeavors to instill values children will need to meet life fully, with confidence, and a desire to contribute to the world. We believe in a collaborative partnership with parents, to continue their nurturing and goals, and to build on the strengths they have fostered in their child.

  • NYS OCFS Licensed
  • AMS Certified Teachers
  • NYS Certified Teachers
  • All Staff CPR/First Aid Certified


A80C4421-3Christine founded Growing Circle Montessori in 2010 after teaching and developing Montessori programs in the Mid-Hudson Valley. As the owner and director, Christine leads a team of dedicated professionals who are passionate about providing an exceptional early learning experience to their students. She holds a Masters in Montessori Leadership, an AMS Elementary I credential, and a PreK/K teaching diploma.



A80C4429-3Agnes came to the U.S. from her native Poland fourteen years ago. In Poland she earned a Bachelor of Science from Nicolaus Copernicus University at Torun. Agnes continued her studies at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) then earned a Bachelor of Science in Childhood Education B-2; Bachelor of Art in Geography and in 2016 a Master of Science in Early Childhood Special Education from SUNY at New Paltz. During her college education Agnes gained classroom experience at several pre-schools and elementary schools. She holds New York State Professional Certification in Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities (Birth to 6st grade.) In 2012 Agnes became a teacher at Growing Circle Montessori. Agnes is a mother of two boys, Redi and Roen, born in 2009 and 2012.