"Education is not something the teacher does, but rather, a natural process that occurs spontaneously"
We believe that children should be inspired by their good work, not by rewards, which creates a lifelong love of learning. As self-inspired learners, our students possess a strong conviction and power of the heart, with mind and body working together.
"Changing the world, one child at a time"
…it all began over 30 years ago with two newlyweds who were passionate about education. Together, Ms. Rita, an eminent professional educator, and Mr. Hersh, a natural teacher and entrepreneur, created a child care education program that didn’t focus on exactness, but rather the concept of self-inspired learning.
Live, Learn, Love
Creating Self-Inspired Learners
For over 35 years, our self-inspired learning curriculum has cultivated the natural curiosity that each child is born with. Our active and self-directed educational process inspires and develops creative thinking and critical problem-solving skills.
We aim to empower children by maintaining a unique balance of freedom and responsibility. These early experiences create a joy of learning that lasts a lifetime. We invite you to come see why we are the trendsetters in educational childcare!
"We have had an excellent experience here at MSODT! Everyone is accommodating and my 3 year old child is always happy coming and going to school. Highly recommended. Thank you MSODT Silverlake!
"Montessori School of Downtown is an excellent child care facility and school. My daughters loved going to school every day and learned a tremendous amount. They began at 2 and 1 year of age and have been here for over 3 years!"
"We are so impressed with the level of education, attention to detail, care, enthusiasm and offerings. My daughter is constantly challenged and has learned so much in the short time she's been enrolled. Great school, wonderful teachers and amazing curriculum and extracurricular activities.We are so impressed with the level of education, attention to detail, care, enthusiasm and offerings. My daughter is constantly challenged and has learned so much in the short time she's been enrolled. Great school, wonderful teachers and amazing curriculum and extracurricular activities."
"Scholastically, the program is excellent! Socially, their development is well guided and always directed in a positive manner. Both of my boys have been very happy here. "
"The curriculum is well rounded, and the computer room is a real plus."
"Visiting Montessori School of Downtown was the experience of a lifetime!"
"I could not believe no one was crying. There seemed to be complete absence of any discipline problems whatsoever. "
"My child has grown tremendously, learning the value of commitment, cultural diversity, integrity and perservenance. "
"The teachers and staff at MSODT have been true partners in growing our children."
"We checked around, but came back to enroll our child. It was the obvious choice."
"My Children have been part of The Montessori School family for over 7 years. We have been blessed to have met and made some wonderful friends. Most of whom have been our teachers"