Opening young minds to the joy of learning

Welcome to Montessori Children’s Room and MCR Elementary, serving students 2.5 - 12 years of age.

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Locally owned Montessori school founded in 1984

Our beautiful facility, built in 2003, is nestled in a quiet neighborhood in the heart of Omaha. It was designed from the inside out to encourage the development of the whole child. MCR’s diverse student body includes children from more than 20 ZIP codes across the Omaha metropolitan area and has welcomed students from countries around the world, including China, Germany, Mexico, Thailand, Turkey, France, and India.

The Montessori Method is characterized by providing a prepared environment: tidy, pleasing in appearance, simple, and real, where each element exists for a reason to help in the development of the child.

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Following the Montessori Philosophy

Montessori is a scientific method of education developed by Dr. Maria Montessori over 100 years ago. This method emphasizes the simple truth: children learn best when allowed to discover concepts on their own.

Preschool/ Kindergarten

During the first years of school, young children are effortlessly absorbing and making sense of vast amounts of new information. Using hands-on materials, one develops a natural academic readiness, develops socialization skills, and builds physical awareness.

First through Sixth Grades

These years are defined by the awakening of social and intellectual fascination while inspiring students to become independent thinkers. They develop strong work habits while fostering a solid sense of responsibility — all characteristics that will benefit them during their entire academic careers.

Outdoor Environments

One of the fundamental objectives in a Montessori environment is to deepen the connection between a child and the natural world around them.

Dr. Montessori said, “Man belongs to nature, and especially when he is a child. He draws from it the forces necessary for the body and the spirit.”

With more than 180 different plant and animal species, the garden provides a sanctuary of botany and zoology lessons. Our garden space consists of a greenhouse, many raised beds, sunflower maze, flower garden, potato patch, and tomato tunnels; giving children the opportunity to experience and explore the beauty of the natural world while developing a respect for the environment we all share.

Flower Garden
Raised Beds
Potato Patch
Sunflower maze
Tomato tunnels

Certified Montessori School

As a certified member of the American Montessori Society, the Nebraska Department of Education, and the Nebraska DHHS, Montessori Children’s Room provides a quality educational environment with a focus on the natural world, upholding the authentic, proven Montessori principles developed by Dr. Maria Montessori.

Montessori Children’s Room and MCR Elementary admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

Parent Involvement Is Integral

Montessori Children’s Room is a family-centered partnership. Your involvement is vital, and we warmly encourage you to learn about the many opportunities for participation. The MCR Parent Group supports the MCR community in a variety of ways in keeping with the Montessori philosophy. The Parent Group promotes a sense of community as it organizes school-sponsored events with students taking exceptional pride as their parents assist with these activities. These experiences give parents an avenue to meet other families and become actively involved in their child’s educational experience at MCR.

Through the secure Parent Log In — our online resource portal — find information on school events, calendar, forms, and much more. Parents receive a password to Parent Link each school year.

Parent Log In

What parents are saying about MCR

"This is my 5th year as an MCR parent, and I am still SO impressed by the creativity, beauty, joy, and calm you surround these children with! I am honored to work alongside both of you and so grateful that my children have the opportunity to learn from you."

“After suggesting my daughter go back to bed due to restless sleep and go into school late, she replied, ‘But I’d miss work time!!!’ How she loves MCR. What a dream come true — to have a child love learning so much.“

“A mere thank you is not enough to express all that your wonderful school means and does for our children. We are so grateful that our children's formative years are steeped and nourished in the MCR soil! Thank you, thank you, thank you.“

“From the moment we set foot inside the building 8 years ago, we knew it was the right place for our family. MCR is a magical place, we are so grateful for such a wonderful preschool experience for our girls. We will continue to sing MCR's praises to everyone who will listen!“