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Welcome to Mater Amoris,




Beryl Chafin

Director of Admission and Community Engagement



At Mater Amoris, we serve children from age 2 through grade 8, providing an authentic Montessori education utilizing nature to capture children’s innate wonder and curiosity.

The diverse range of families who have chosen Mater Amoris appreciate the unique experiences, holistic approach of our teachers, and the opportunities a small independent school offers. We cherish the independence, initiative, and individuality our children display each day of their educational journey with us. 

Our admission process offers opportunities to understand the principles and values we share with our dedicated families, experience one of our classroom environments, and explore our vibrant campus.  I encourage you to peruse our website and to reach out to start a conversation to discover if our school is a right fit for your family!



Beryl Chafin

Director of Admission and Community Engagement

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Best Montessori School

Currrently accepting applications for the 2023-24 School Year for classes that still have space, and our application is open for the 2023-24 School Year.  We will begin to process 2023-24 applications in late October. To get started, please complete our online application and pay the $100 application fee by check or Venmo.


Initial Consult

Scheduled by phone or by Google Meet, this is an opportunity to learn more about Mater Amoris and Montessori, share what your family s looking for in a school, and for us to begin getting to know your child through you.


Visit with a Guide

Children of all ages are invited for a one on one visit with one of our guides.  During the pandemic we are scheduling these after school at 3:45pm. Your child will have the opportunity to explore a classroom, share their interests, and be introduced to Montessori work at an age appropriate level


Supplemental Documents

For all elementary applicants and Children’s House applicants when applicable, we request a teacher recommendation and transcripts for the past two years. Recommendations are confidential and should be sent from the teacher directly to Mater Amoris at

Recommendation Forms:
Preschool – Grade 1 
Grades 2 – 6

Transcript Request Form


Want to learn more about Mater Amoris? 


Joyce, Primary parent

Mater Amoris has been a phenomenal experience for my four year old daughter. The school staff exudes warmth, kindness, professionalism and dedication. It is a school that promotes creativity, independence, and both intellectual and emotional growth. My daughter is excited to go to school everyday!

Sarah, Elementary parent

A community that is honest and dependable; I’m so grateful to have a school that has taken extra steps to not only reinvent the idea of school but do it in a way that keeps even the most cautious parents comfortable.

Carrie and Todd,  Alum parents

We were welcomed and encouraged to participate in activities, sports, and experiences that reinforce the true nature of the Montessori philosophy.  Our children have flourished in an environment with experienced teachers who teach to the whole child. Our daughter and son have become independent, confident, and creative thinkers. 

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