Program and Activities

“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by

listening to words but by experiences in the environment.” -Maria Montessori


Cottage Montessori offers

  • All the benefits of Montessori preschool in a smaller, cozier setting

  • An exploratory, developmentally appropriate environment

  • Art, music, and nature studies

  • A team of qualified and experienced teachers 

  • Tons of references from local parents 

  • Serving the Massachusetts communities of Arlington, Belmont, Burlington, Cambridge, Lexington, Medford, Somerville, Watertown, and beyond.  Easy Access from Route 2 and Mass Ave.

Program Options

  • The Morning Program

    • Monday through Friday 8:45-11:45 a.m.

  • The Full-Day Program

    • Monday through Friday 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. (Lunch Bunch included).

Flexible Extended Day Options

  • Early Care 8:15-8:45 a.m.

  • Lunch Bunch 11:45-12:45 a.m.

  • Extended Day 11:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

These program options are available on a contracted or drop-in basis for families who are interested in flexible extended hours. Those who would like to take advantage of extended hours on a regular basis may wish to contract for them. There is a discount for those who are contracted, and your child is guaranteed a space.



Curriculum Areas include: Practical Life Skills, Sensorial (learning through the senses), Math, Language, Geography, Science, Art, Music and Movement, Creative Dramatics, and More.

Download the PDF Montessori 101 for more details.

Summer Program -- Sign Up Now!

Join us for summer fun at Cottage Montessori! Our 5-week camp runs from June 6 through July 8th. Sign up for one or more weeks.

Music ••• Arts & Crafts ••• Water Play ••• Baking ••• Creative Dramatics ••• Movement ••• Cooking •••
Special Visitors ••• Science ••• Nature Exploration ••• 

Contact us to receive our summer brochure.