Montessori Preschool at Ezra Academy

MONTESSORI SUMMER CAMP 2021 June 28, 2021 through August 20, 2021
Age 2 (as of December 31, 2020) – age 6
Our Montessori Summer Camp consists of Montessori activities both indoors and outdoors, with weekly themes incorporated in all areas of Summer fun. Daily outdoor activities include taking care of our garden, splashing around in paddle pools, singing, dancing and acting out stories. Each Friday we celebrate Shabbat together under the trees.
  • Lana Gad, Montessori Preschool Director

    Lana was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and graduated from the University of Cape Town. She received her Montessori Training through the London Montessori Centre, and came to the United States in 1993. Lana has been a Montessori teacher and administrator for over 20 years.

2020-21 Admissions


We have limited places available for the 2020/21 school year. Click here to inquire.

Please note that children must turn two years old by December 31st of the school year for which they are enrolling.


Message from the Director:


Ezra Montessori Preschool is a happy, purposeful community, where children are actively engaged in all areas including science, math, language, and the arts. Teachers observe and facilitate, challenging each child and helping to build confidence, skills, and independence.  A teacher may be presenting an activity to one child or a small group, at other times gathering the entire class to sing, read, act out a story, or share news.


When you walk into our classroom, you will see children following their interests individually or in small groups. You may observe a child painting at the easel, a few children reading books, perhaps someone peeling and slicing carrots, or preparing freshly-squeezed orange juice, watering the plants, or mopping up a spill. One child may be sequencing cylinders from large to small, another pairing pictures of insects, two singing the continent song together, others rolling out playdough.


We aim to be an indoor-outdoor classroom as much as possible, appreciating and learning about nature and caring for our garden. Our program is infused with Jewish values, celebrating our rich heritage and traditions through stories, songs, art, drama, and baking challah each week. The children choose their activities under the teachers' guidance, and learn to be positive participants, along with their peers, in our preschool community and in the wider Ezra community.


We offer full-day and part-day hours for children from two through five years old. Please contact us to arrange a visit and see Montessori Preschool at Ezra Academy in action.


I look forward to meeting you!

Lana Gad



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