About Us

Growing Circle Montessori, Ltd., in Gardiner, NY, is a private Montessori Preschool dedicated to providing a quality, child-centered learning environment. Here each child has the opportunity to develop his/her social, emotional, cognitive, and academic potential, in an atmosphere of respect that balances freedom and boundaries.

Our Philosophy

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. By cultivating the growth of each child’s body, mind, and spirit GCM teachers nurture the values students 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 parents have fostered in their child.