VMS Celebrates 30 Years!


Village Montessori School is back in session for the 2017-2018 school year and is celebrating 30 years of providing preschool and kindergarten education.

Thirty years ago, when founder and then-owner Patricia Aubin and her husband, George Aubin, built the school on Fulks Farm Rd, just off East Village Ave, East Montgomery Village was only just beginning to be developed.  After securing the land set aside for educational facilities, construction began and students were sought.  Due to zoning and permitting delays, the facility was not ready for students in the fall of 1987 so Mrs. Aubin secured space in two local churches’ classrooms until the building was complete.  In January 1988, staff and students moved into the current facility, and it has operated continuously since then.

Originally only a preschool, VMS expanded over the years to include lower elementary classes, with the student population reaching a high of 144 children.  The neighborhood has grown up around VMS to include more residential neighborhoods, Lake Marion Community Center and CSAAC to name a few.  Several teachers have been with VMS since its beginning, with a number of staff having tenure of over 15 years.  Already licensed through MSDE, VMS was certified through the state as a validated Montessori program in 2015. 

Each year has brought new programs and growth: a large playground, school library, art & music instruction, a summer program, extra-curricular activities and more.  Annual activities include coat, food and toy drives for those less fortunate, a tree-lighting ceremony each December, a potluck picnic each May and on-going Montessori education for the parent population.  A number of activities are planned throughout the current school year to celebrate this significant anniversary.

The Village Montessori School owner and staff would like to thank the community for its support and neighborliness over the past 30 years.  As a show of gratitude, the public is welcome to visit the school. Please contact Sally Robinson at 301.977.5766, or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up a time to visit.