Message From The Founding Head of School

Dear Parents,
Thank you for your interest in St. Mary's Montessori School. It was in 1994 after the birth of my son and daughter that I started to look into different preschools. My son who had turned 2 was attending a "Montessori School" and I was very interested in the method of teaching. I did much research and in 1995 I started one of the best experiences and journeys of my life, which includes majoring in Child psychology and completing the Association Montessori International (AMI) Diploma with honors, for children ages 2 to 6 years. Looking back 17 years as a Montessori teacher and Head of School I know that the best gift we can give our children is the foundation to their formative years from birth to 6. St. Mary's Montessori School will be dedicated in assisting children to be successful spiritually, academically, socially and emotionally. The "work" that the children will be engaged in will inspire them to create an importance of concentration, self-discipline, responsibility, critical thinking as well as respect and concern for others. We will strive to teach our students, through words and personal example, that the gift of God's great love is to be shared with others in acts of Christian service to those in need, within our school and in the community. We believe this is an integral part of helping our students develop into socially responsible, caring individuals. They learn that what they do and say matters, and that they have the potential to make a real difference in the world as young as they are. My experience working with children has brought so much joy to me as well as the families I have worked with. I look forward to working with each and every family at St. Mary's Montessori school and thank you for entrusting us to the best years of your child's life. It has been a lifelong dream and passion of mine that one day I should start my own Montessori School. With the support of my family, friends and the blessings of God this has now become a reality.

Yours faithfully,


Nelioufer Jayawardana
Founder and CEO - Head of Schools
St. Mary's Montessori Schools