The Montessori Children’s House at Chapel of the Cross



"I hear, and I forget.  I see, and I remember.  I do, and I understand."  
Maria Montessori, The Absorbant Mind

Our school is located in a beautiful Victorian home on the grounds of The Chapel of the Cross

Episcopal Church. We offer a safe, nurturing, prepared environment for children ages 3-6. Students

are exposed to a wide range of intellectual, physical, and social activities. They are free to discover, explore,

inspire and grow, while cultivating their desire to learn. We provide academic exposure to math,

geography, science, cultural awareness, reading and writing as well as art, music, and exercise

classes while fostering creativity, independence, self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-motivation.


The Montessori Children's House at Chapel of the Cross preschool and kindergarten has a few openings for the 2016-17 school year. We are also enrolling 3, 4 and 5 year olds for next school year. Please call to schedule a tour or submit an application.  We invite you to learn more about our school by contacting us. The school is located in the beautifully restored former parsonage house on the Chapel of the Cross property in Madison, MS. The school is open August - May.  We offer half day, full day, kindergarten and before school care. The goal of Montessori education is to encourage independence, love of learning, and a positive sense of self in a prepared environment.  Each child is encouraged to function independently at his/her own development rate.

In the traditional Montessori three-year program of 3 to 6 year olds, the child is exposed to areas that enhance independent thought, concentration, order, control, and creativity.  In this environment, the child has the opportunity to develop academically, socially, and emotionally, to his/her full potential and to become the person he/she is to become. Reminder: If you have visited the school and would like a spot for your child next year at our school, please turn in your application as soon as possible to ensure availability! Applications can be emailed to you if you have misplaced yours and can be returned by mail or dropped off at the school.  Please include the $25 application fee.  Email to request an application.
We are having a great year!

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Thank you Cups of Madison and the Aldy family for your generous donation in support of MCH. Thank you to all the families who shopped at Cups of Madison in support of our school. Keep enjoying the wonderful coffee at Cups of Madison. Continue clipping and collecting BoxTops4 Education! We earned a check for $140 in our recent collection.

Special Thanks

Thanks to all for shopping at Small Hands in support of the school. Thank you to Anjali's family for their Kroger gift card donation.

Be sure to like our public Facebook page  MontessoriChildrensHouseChapelOfTheCross and join our private parents Facebook group. 

Ask Sharon for details about joining the parent Facebook  page.

 Support Montessori Children's House

Do you want to recognize someone special? Make a donation in their name to The Montessori Children's House! 

Your special person will be recognized in our newsletter and on the website-and on our Facebook page, if you'd like. Plus, donations are tax-deductible.

We have three on-going fundraisers that need your support throughout the year.

1) Kroger Community Rewards. A percent of your purchases are donated to MCH when you enroll your Kroger card number. Please take a few minutes to do so, using the directions below!  If you have already enrolled, because it is a new calendar year, community rewards asks that you log-on and confirm your enrollment. This is our easiest fundraiser. Thank you to Kroger and our families. We earned $256.00 this quarter.Enroll  using your phone number or Kroger card.  We are located in the DELTA region.  Our organization # is 80100.  Let us know if you have any questions. Our goal is 100% participation by our Montessori families.  Ask friends and relatives to register for our school, too.                                                           

2) Box Tops: Collect Box Top emblems off of products from General Mills, Juicy Juice, Huggies, Klennex, Betty Crocker, Bisquick and many more.  Bring them to the school whenever you have a handful.  Also, log on to and register under Montessori Children's House.  Go there first when you shop on-line at popular retailers to earn additional cash back for the school.

3) Donations:  We are a 501(c)3 non-profit and are happy to provide a receipt for any donations, large or small.  Small donations are a great way to support the school.  We will recognize your donation in our newsletter and on our Facebook page and webpage. You can d

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