Welcome Letter

Aurora Costache

School Director & Founder

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Dear Parents, 

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Montessori School of Marion!

Curious about the Montessori approach to education? I encourage you to discover a bit more by taking a look at this video and reading about the history and vision of a Montessori education as well as the differences between Montessori and traditional education avenues. I also invite you to reach out to us! We offer tours as well as observations, and I’d absolutely love to chat with you about our highly individualized education curriculum for each child that comes through our doors. 

Our curriculum includes the Casa Program (3-6 year olds) and the Bambini Program (1-3 year olds). For a full listing of our programs and tuition, click here.

We are not a daycare or a day school. Instead, we offer a traditional Montessori education in a child-centered, nurturing environment. Our single focus is to teach children foundational skills that they will carry on and build upon for the rest of their lives through a personalized curriculum that advances with the child at their unique pace along with the guidance of a committed teacher.  

Our Montessori program and materials develop children physically, emotionally, and academically. It incorporates all types of learning styles: visual/spatial; aural/auditory; verbal/linguistic; physical/kinesthetic; logical/mathematical; social/interpersonal; and solitary/intrapersonal.

Montessori children and adults are typically well adjusted and independent. They posess fantastic social skills, have confidence, and are also well spoken. While we can’t make any guarantees, we can say that typically, children in Montessori schools begin to read and write as early as four years old. In a Montessori envirnoment children study math, science, geography, botany, zoology, and are exposed to foreign languages and cultures. If your child has a Montessori education, we don't believe there is any need for Kumon, Sylvan, Mathnasium, or other learning centers. 

We’d love to introduce you and your family to the difference a Montessori education can make in their (and your) lives. Please don't hesitate to come by and see for yourself. I’d love to meet you, so feel free to reach out and book a tour or observation today! 

Thank you for your interest in our school! If you’d like to know a little bit more about my personal involvement with Montessori and my own experience as both a parent of Montessori children and an educator, please visit my bio page here. 

I look forward to welcoming you and your child at the Montessori School of Marion! 

Sincerely, Aurora Costache

I believe that the role of an early years educator is as important as that of a surgeon. We operate on the character, spirit, and passion of the future mother, father, engineer, doctor, inventor, president, etc. within the child.
— Aurora Costache