The Beginner's Guide to Montessori Education
Learn everything you need to know about Montessori education! We'll email you a copy of our eBook so you can start learning about what makes this method of learning exciting and effective.
We build best-in-class Early Education Centers that nurture, care for and empower the next generation while showing love and human kindness to those in need. Early Education Centers expand the impact StoryHeights Church and StoryHeights Foundation has for those who are poor, hurting and forgotten. We give our profits to human kindness and social justice initiatives through our give-back program called SOAR. Together we can change the World! When you enroll with us, the money you're already spending on tuition and childcare has the potential to impact the world. It's a win-win for everyone! See more about our current projects going on here.
We empower your child to soar to great heights by providing an authentic Montessori infant and early childhood program that fosters the unique intellectual, social, emotional and physical development of each child. StoryHeights Montessori is not a religious school and all children will be welcomed.
We know you have many choices when it comes to your child's care, and we know leaving your child every day is difficult. Choosing the right education center is one of the hardest choices a parent makes. Our desire is to make it easier on you. At StoryHeights, we commit to you three things that set us apart: Excellence, Integrity, and Passion. We hope these allow you to rest knowing your child is in the best possible environment. This our Plot. It is who we are and what defines.
"Good enough" will never be good enough when it comes to how we care and teach children. You'll see this priority in how we maintain and clean our classrooms and equipment. You'll see this priority in how our staff will attend to your children, dress and teach excellently. We may not be perfect 100% of the time, but we'll give 100% all the time in order to operate excellently and do whatever we have to do in order to make it right and do right by everyone we serve.
"Do as I say, not as I do," is the most dangerous thing for a child. Children deserve the utmost integrity. We don't just talk about making the World a better place; we're actually committed to being the change our World needs. You'll see this priority in our school in the character of our teachers we employ. You'll see this priority in how we treat our families with respect and dignity. You'll see this priority in how we handle our business practices. Our words and deeds will match our motives and intentions.
We run an early education center because we're passionate about empowering children. We live for the "ah-ha" moments children have when learning, and we live to ensure children feel loved and supported and feel secure and confident in their world. We're passionate about our mission to care for both our families and the families who need practical needs to be met in practical ways with no strings attached. We're passionate about connecting every day needs to passionate causes that make the world in which we live a better place for every single person.
Our building, located at 23 Union Street in Norfolk, has undergone extensive renovations since its purchase in July 2016. The interior was stripped to studs and completely rebuilt with new floors, walls, bathroom fixtures, recessed lighting, and heating system. Exterior renovations include a new roof, septic system, paint, signage, and a beautiful turf playground for infants and toddlers. New furnishings and classroom materials add to the bright, airy warmth of the building.
In addition to its beauty, our campus is also secured with Nest cameras in each classroom for our director to monitor and improve the quality of care and education you child receives. In addition, you'll love our communication system through our Brightwheel technology!
In order to realize the first-class education and childcare experience that we strive for, we firmly adhere to these core tenets and values. These are born out of the Montessori philosophy and discipline, and allow us to provide the most comprehensive education and care for your children.
In a Montessori classroom children are allowed to fully experience their environment. They learn that the classroom is theirs to explore, maintain, and enjoy. Through real interactions with materials and teachers, our students develop the ability to problem solve, think creatively, use their words to resolve conflict, be a part of their classroom community, and to enjoy the process of learning.
Learning is fun and coming to school should be a joy each and every day! Our dedicated staff create learning environments that are engaging, exciting, and full of possibility so that each child is nurtured and encouraged to fulfill his/her individual potential: academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.
StoryHeights Montessori strives to create an environment where children learn to respect and celebrate the differences among us. Children are taught to be aware and mindful of others and to treat each other with respect. We engage in community service activities throughout the school year to further educate our children on how they can positively impact the world around them.
Knowledge is a powerful tool. Teaching children to do for themselves and to be independent thinkers will empower them to become strong, confident leaders and competent positive citizens of the future. We also strive to create a powerful community of family within our school, providing you and your family with resources and support services.
Learn what we have to offer, both in the classroom for learning and outside the classroom for childcare.
To meet your family's needs and to maintain harmony and consistency for your child's classroom, we offer full and extended day options. Our full day is from 9:00am - 4:00pm.
Unlike other traditional Montessori schools, we offer 2, 3, or 5-day programs for infants and toddlers, and we offer a 3, 4 or 5-day option for our preschool/kindergarten program.
Early & Late Care
In case you need early drop-off or late pickup care, we offer early care from 7:30am - 9:00am and late care is available from 4:00pm - 5:30pm.
*Early and late care are by availability only due to COVID-19 restrictions.
We offer a themed summer program for children aged 3 to 6. Children who do not regularly attend StoryHeights Montessori are welcome to join us for the summer! Learn more here.