Welcome from the Director

“Whoever touches the life of the child, touches the most sensitive point of a whole which has roots in the most distant past and climbs towards the infinite future.”  Maria Montessori

Dena Stoneman
School Director

LoAnn Jundt, along with Betty Bailey who is now retired, were the co-directors of Maria Montessori School since beginning the Montessori School House in San Diego in 1975.  Dena Stoneman joined the administration in 2011 as the Assistant Director and as of September, 2014, she became  the School Director.  LoAnn Jundt continues her service to MMS as Executive Director.  Debbie Sheehan, Assistant Director and Teacher Education Program Director, joined the administrative staff in 2013. Together they have over 85 combined years of working in education, and are still excited about the unrevealed potential of each student who enters our school.  It is our passionate belief that the methods developed by Maria Montessori encourage and allow children to grow toward their potential at each stage of their development.

Our priority at Maria Montessori School is to provide a loving, nurturing, caring community for your children in which each is acknowledged as unique and special.   Every child has his or her individual talents, gifts, and ways of learning which bring to our educational environment a richness and diversity for all children in every classroom.

Our world has become a global community requiring the engaged participation of all its citizens from the smallest family unit to the largest international political and social organizations.  Your children are the future and we strive to enable our school to be among the finest educational environments to prepare them for the challenges that lie ahead.

Welcome to our community!