history

The MSR has been serving the children in Redding and the surrounding towns for over 20 years. MSR prides itself on its small, intimate size where students, parents and teachers work together in a team, whole child approach to enhance student learning. Most importantly, the experience MSR students have at our school, based on over 100 years of research in child and brain development, prepares them for future learning, wherever that may be; whether they plan to continue at a Montessori school, a public school or another private school. Our students leave as self-directed, independent, confident learners who care about others and the community as well as the human community and our precious earth.

Our Montessori trained head teacher has 10 years of experience at the Montessori School of Redding, and has over a dozen years working with children.  Our teachers truly co-teach, and bring their Montessori experience, as well as their experiences working with children in other traditional and non-traditional settings.

Rachel Ambrosio has been involved in the Montessori School of Redding since 2008 when her son was enrolled as a student. A teacher who had taken time off from teaching to raise her three children, Rachel felt a pull toward the classroom at the Montessori School of Redding. When the previous director was relocating, Rachel stepped in. The director since January of 2010, Rachel holds bachelors’ degrees in political science and elementary education from Boston College and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Fairfield University. Rachel continues to participate in training and workshops as director of the school. Since becoming director, Rachel has opened a toddler program designed for children 18 mos to three years old as well as a summer enrichment program which takes place in June.

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