History

History

Woodside Montessori Academy offers the full Montessori educational experience, educating students from three years old through eighth grade. Our school offers a challenging and stimulating academic environment where students are guided by faculty members who are knowledgeable, dedicated, and caring. Our in-school academic atmosphere is complemented by the wide variety of real life experiences.

Based largely on Dr. Maria Montessori’s ideals and teachings, our program reflects a love and respect for each student. It is completely student-centered, with a commitment to the success and happiness of each of our students.


History
In September of 1985, Woodside Montessori School opened one classroom with twelve students age three to six. Since then, Woodside has continued to grow:

  • 1993: Woodside expands to include a Lower Elementary class for 6-9 year olds.
  • 1998: Kathleen Gasbarro assumes directorship of the school and the name is changed to Woodside Montessori Academy.
  • 2000: Woodside adds an Upper Elementary classroom serving 9-12 year olds.
  • 2002: Woodside's Middle School program begins.

Woodside now has a student population of approximately 125 students.

By incorporating students from all racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and intellectual backgrounds, Woodside aims to prepare its students academically, emotionally and physically to become good citizens of the world.

Our Campuses

Primary and Middle School Campus
Our campus in Millis, MA is home to our Primary and Middle School classrooms. Set in a pleasant, treed surrounding, our spacious classrooms, large windows, and a special building combine to provide a bright, cheerful, indoor learning environment. The outdoor area is equally pleasant with a variety of play equipment and ample space for games, climbing and other sports activities.

Elementary Campus

Our Upper and Lower Elementary classrooms are located in a historical building situated in the heart of Millis, MA. Built in 1885 and home to Millis’ first public library, our Elementary campus provides our students with stimulating learning environment and many opportunities for historical and other discoveries.