An authentic Montessori school for our changing world
One school, two locations, each with its own unique personality
Azalea Montessori School, located in Norwood, Ohio, is a member of the Wildflower Network of schools. Wildflower is an ecosystem of decentralized Montessori micro-schools that support children, teachers, and parents. Wildflower aspires to give all families the opportunity to choose high-quality, beautiful learning environments.
Preschool to Kindergarten
Azalea started as a nature-based Montessori community for children ages 3 to 6 years old. In Montessori schools, this age group is often referred to as the "primary" (or sometimes "pre-primary") program. This traditional school-year program (and summer camp) is housed in the former St. Elizabeth School at Carter and Lincoln avenues. If you are interested in preschool or kindergarten, please learn more about us here.
First grade through sixth grade
Three years into Azalea's existence, we expanded to include a four-season (plus summer camp) nature-based elementary program. The elementary is located just across Lincoln Avenue from Primary in the Norwood Community Center. If you are interested in our Lower Elementary (1st-3rd grades) or Upper Elementary (4th-6th grades), please learn about us here.
What You Can Expect from Both Programs
An Authentic Montessori School
The Montessori Method emerges from the belief that children are naturally good, peaceful, and curious and that in the context of a supportive environment, all children engage instinctively in the work of self-construction. With appropriate freedoms and the right support, children follow their interests to create rich learning experiences, form peaceful communities, and support and learn from one another. We are dedicated to the preparation of environments and ourselves to support the development of children.
As an intentionally small, community-embedded learning environment, our school allows us to serve every child and family in deep and meaningful partnership with their teacher leaders.
An Intentionally Small Community
A Place for All
Azalea admits students of any race, color, and 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, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Azalea Montessori School (Primary)
1759 Mills Avenue
Norwood, OH 45212
Azalea Montessori Elementary Nature School
1810 Courtland Avenue
Norwood, OH 45212
Azalea Montessori is a non-profit organization and does not discriminate by race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or status with regard to public assistance. Furthermore, Azalea Montessori admits students of any race, color, and 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, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletics and other school-administered programs.
Azalea Montessori School is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.