Montessori Preschool

Now Enrolling for the Fall!


  • Ages 2 1/2 – 5
  • Mon. – Fri.
  • 8:00am to 6:00pm

We have limited space! For information, please call 804-864-5797 or email Ms. Salome.

  • Hands-on learning
  • Small class size
  • Sliding-scale tuition
  • Breakfast, 2 snacks, and lunch everyday at no extra charge


  • To provide a high quality preschool experience for Fulton area children that parents can afford through sliding scale fees help defray on-going costs
  • To seek out additional funding in order to provide full scholarship opportunities to ensure our program is an option for all of our neighborhood families
  • To build relationships with quality elementary schools that will provide scholarships for NRC preschool graduates


In 2006, the NRC started a half day preschool program and quickly realized a full-day program was necessary in order to better serve working parents and enable children in the community to be thoroughly prepared for kindergarten. Through a Community Development Block Grant from the City of Richmond, a generous grant from the Robins Foundation, and overwhelming support and aid from other area Montessori schools, in 2007, the preschool program became a full-day, fully accredited Montessori school.

 What is Montessori?

Montessori is a method of education developed by Dr. Maria Montessori in the early 20th century. She believed children have an innate desire to learn—they simply need the right environment and the right tools to essentially teach themselves. She advanced the notion of “self-directed” learning, where children concentrate on activities in a classroom, moving from one to another as their natural drive dictates. This flexibility and freedom instills self-confidence, discipline, responsibility, and a love of learning.  This child centered approach also emphasizes development of the whole child- physical, social, emotional, and cognitive. Specially trained teachers observe how students interact with the learning materials, intervening to reinforce lessons and to introduce children to the next skill-based challenge when they have mastered the previous lesson. Montessori developed her model for all types of children, from the learning disabled to the gifted. Ultimately, Montessori teachers strive to instill a life-long love of learning.

Learn more:

American Montessori Society

Association Montessori Int’l

Montessori, Now 100Washington Post

Montessori at the NRC