Message From The Founding Head of Schools

Dear Parents,


Thank you for your interest in St. Mary's Montessori School. It was in 1994, after the birth of my son and daughter, that I embarked on the  journey of becoming an educator. My son, whom at the time was two years old, was attending a "Montessori School" and I was very interested in this method of teaching. I did a lot of research and in 1995 I started one of the best experiences and journeys of my life, which includes majoring in Child psychology and completing the Association Montessori International (AMI) Diploma with honors, for children ages 2 to 6 years.

Reminiscing of my 23+ years as a Montessori teacher and Head of Schools, I know that the best gift we can give our children is a strong foundation during their formative years; from birth to 6. That is why St. Mary's Montessori Schools are dedicated to assisting children’s success spiritually, academically, socially, and emotionally. The "work" that the children will be engaged in will inspire them to create an importance of concentration, self-discipline, responsibility, critical thinking, respect, and concern for others.

We strive to teach our students, through words and personal example, that the gift of God's great love is to be shared with others in acts of Christian service to those in need within our school and in the community. We believe this is an integral part of helping our students develop into socially responsible and caring individuals. They learn that what they do and say is important, and that they have the potential to make a genuine difference in the world no matter how young they may be.

My experience working with children has brought so much joy to me and the families I have worked with. I look forward to working with each and every family at St. Mary's Montessori schools and thank you for entrusting us with the best years of your child's life. It has been a lifelong dream of mine that one day I will start my own Montessori School, and with the support of my family, friends and the blessing of God this has now become a reality.


Yours faithfully,

Nelioufer Jayawardana

Founder and CEO - Head of Schools  |  St. Mary's Montessori Schools