Making Montessori education a realistic option for all families.

Welcome to Sage Montessori a school in Cape Cod, MA for children ages 3-6.

School Details

Full Day

8am – 5:30pm (proposed hours*)
Children are expected to attend 5 days a week

*final hours will be influenced by a number of factors that will be determined during our startup period

Proposed Daily Routine

start and end times may be modified to accommodate parent needs and staffing constraints

8:00-9:00 Arrival – Breakfast – Activities

Children may arrive anytime and enjoy breakfast before choosing activities.

9:00-12:00 Activities – Snack

Children choose activities throughout this time.  The adults may work with children individually or in small groups. A morning snack is available and children may choose when to enjoy a bite to eat.

12:00 -1:00 Lunch

Children enjoy nutritious meals served family style and prepared onsite daily.

1:00-3:00 Activities

Children choose activities throughout this time.  The adults may work with children individually or in small groups. Children are encouraged to rest quietly or nap in a quiet area during this time.

3:00-5:30 Activities — Snack — Departure

Children continue to choose activities throughout this time.  The adults may work with children individually or in small groups.  An afternoon snack is available and children may choose when to enjoy a bite to eat.  Children may be picked up at any point during this block of time.

5:30 Dismissal

The intention is for Sage Montessori to be open year round and the calendar will be finalized during our startup phase

We will be closed in observance of the following holidays:

New Year’s Eve

Martin Luther King Day

President’s Day

Patriot’s Day

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Indigenous People’s Day

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day

We understand that each family has unique needs and that flexibility is important. 

We plan to offer generous arrival times (anytime between 8 and 9 AM) and departure times (anytime between 3 and 5:30 PM).

  We also understand the importance of routine and consistency for young children. 

We will expect all children to be present between 9am and 3pm so that we can properly form a strong, compassionate community of children.

We plan to involve the children as much as possible in preparing meals and snacks.

Our menu will be prepared in consultation with a nutritionist to ensure that the children eat well balanced and healthy meals and snacks.

Our Staff

Ed Stanford

Montessori Guide

Ed is an experienced Montessori educator and has spent the last 13 years living overseas and working with children in Montessori environments.  Ed founded Sage Montessori to further his goal of providing Montessori education for all families in an intentionally diverse school community.

In addition to working as a Guide, Ed is also President of the Board of Directors for Sage Montessori.

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NOW INTERVIEWING

Montessori Guide

Sage Montessori is seeking a trained Montessori Guide who is passionate about providing quality Montessori education to a diverse community.   

In addition to experienced Guides, we encourage recent or upcoming Montessori graduates to learn more about this opportunity.

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NOW INTERVIEWING

Assistant Educator

Sage Montessori is seeking kind and compassionate individuals who are interested in learning more about Montessori education while supporting the learning environment.  

This is an entry level position and does not require experience with Montessori education.  

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Our Board

Mickey Maki

Sage Montessori Board Member

Maria Luisa Del Riego Cortinas

Sage Montessori Board Member

Jackie O’Hara

Sage Montessori Board Member

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Attend an Information Session

The enrollment process begins as a conversation with the Montessori Guides in which you will learn about Sage Montessori and the Wildflower Network.  Please use this Online Form to schedule a conversation.

Complete an Application

Following the conversation with Montessori Guides we invite you to complete an online application.

Non-discrimination Policy

Sage Montessori School is a nonprofit organization and does not discriminate by race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identification, or status with regard to public assistance. Furthermore, Sage Montessori School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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Coming Soon to the Hyannis Area

We are currently exploring affordable program spaces.

Learn more about Montessori Education

Experience the Montessori approach through three primary children as they journey through their morning work periods.

Dr. Silvia Dubovoy, Ph.D., on the personality of the child.

Dr Steve Hughes: Montessori and the Future of Education (3:30)

Montessori Madness! A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education by Trevor Eissler

The best-selling parent education book on the Montessori method, Montessori Madness! is widely used by schools, teacher training centers, and parents as an accessible introduction to Montessori. This book traces the journey of our family as we wrestle with questions of how best to educate our children. It explores why we eventually chose Montessori school and what we have since discovered.

Also available now in e-book format: iBook, Nook, and Kindle!

The Secret of Childhood by Dr. Maria Montessori

The book The Secret of Childhood is divided in three sections, dealing in turn with early childhood development, the author’s educational method, and the relation of the child to society. Also available online free from Archive.org

Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Lillard Ph.D

Current scientific research provides astounding support for her major insights. Lillard presents the research concerning eight insights that are foundational to Montessori education and describes how each of these insights is applied in the Montessori classroom. In reading this book, parents and teachers alike will develop a clear understanding of what happens in a Montessori classroom and, more important, why it happens and why it works.  Chapter One: Free Download (PDF)

Wildflower Schools

Sage Montessori is a member of the Wildflower Schools Network

Wildflower is an ecosystem of decentralized Montessori micro-schools that support children, teachers, and parents. Our schools aspire to give all children and families the opportunity to choose high quality, beautiful learning environments as they follow life’s unfolding journey.

About Wildflower Schools

Wildflower is an ecosystem of decentralized Montessori micro-schools that support children, teachers, and parents. Our schools aspire to give all children and families the opportunity to choose high quality, beautiful learning environments as they follow life’s unfolding journey.

Our aim is to be an experiment in a new learning environment, blurring the boundaries between home and school, between scientists and teachers, between schools and the neighborhoods around them.Our schools are small and teacher-led, with deep parent engagement. At the core of Wildflower are 9 principles that define the approach.

Our network is supported by a foundation that works to build capacity, systems, tools and research to grow and strengthen the network.

Learn more about our story.

Our Principles

Blurring the boundaries between home-schooling and institutional schooling, between scientists and teachers, between schools and the neighborhoods around them. At the core of Wildflower are 9 principles that define the approach.

Read about them here.

Our Network

After the first Wildflower school was created in January of 2014, there was intense interest in the school and the approach. This interest led us to open-source the model and help other family groups and teacher-leaders to create new Wildflower schools. Each teacher-leader at each Wildflower school serves on the board of at least one other Wildflower school, creating a community of schools that are linked by both a shared philosophy and a network of shared relationships.

View our network.