The classroom is a child-centered environment
Scientifically designed materials allow the child to focus on skill building or concept revelation through exploration
Students gain understanding of abstract concepts such as mathematics through the use of concrete apparatus
Children in this environment are exposed to practical life skills such as caring for themselves
...or their environment
Work continues, with a focus on language development in spoken language...
writing, reading, and the parts of speech
The guide also works to foster individual expression through art...
music and movement
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Give Your Child the Gift of a Montessori Education!

Ardor Montessori School of Lexington, KY is a non-denominational, independent Montessori learning environment. We offer part-day, all day, and after school instruction for children 2 1/2 to 6 years of age (Preschool - Kindergarten). We offer a caring, safe, child-sized, mixed-age environment, with a host of developmentally appropriate manipulative materials.

Our teachers (or guides) are experienced and well qualified, holding diplomas from The Association Montessori Internationale. Each teacher is dually trained, holding an AMI diploma for both the Primary and Elementary level. We understand that each child is unique and each is at a different stage in their development.


Montessori Education


We observe your child's needs/interests and offer a curriculum that integrates practical life activities, sensorial development, mathematics, language, science, geography, biology, history, music, art, and social skills (grace and courtesy), based on the individual.

Montessori education differs from conventional forms of education in the fact that lessons are given individually or in small groups. Instruction is based on the needs of the child, instead of lecturing to the entire class.

Each child is allowed to work and learn at his/her own pace, guided by presentations from the teacher. In addition to academics, Montessori education also focuses on fostering self-esteem, respect for others, independence, self-discipline, cooperation, and love of learning.

We invite you to schedule a tour and speak to our staff.


Parent Comments


I believe greatness just needs the right environment to expose it. When I walked into this school to visit, I knew this was going to be the best fit for my son. Best decision I have ever made for him was choosing Ardor Montessori! The personal attention and knowing that his teacher really understands his strengths and how to pull out his best work. The progress he has made since he started here has been incredible. I feel like the luckiest parent to find such an amazing school. I wouldn't and couldn't imagine being anywhere else but Ardor!
Submitted by a parent · December 11, 2013
Ardor Montessori is a perfect fit for my child. My daughter is so happy there that she doesn't like days off from school. She even practices what she learns when she comes home and likes to play school . She started out in primary with Ms. Jennifer where she learned so much those first 3 years, including reading, writing in cursive, & identifying parts of speech. She enjoyed the concrete work in math with all of the fun materials, the science & social studies lessons, and working with both older & younger classmates. Ms. Jennifer guides the children through the wonderful works, while adeptly fostering their independence and love of learning. I admire the way Ms. Jennifer & Mr. Jason model grace and courtesy and structure their classrooms and lessons so that the children can learn necessary concepts and content, while also following their own interests. They are both truly gifted Montessori guides and they have such a beautiful way of interacting with the children. They model kindness, responsibility, independence, & passion for learning. I highly recommend Ardor Montessori!
Submitted by a parent · November 18, 2013
Our experience at Ardor has been beyond wonderful. We have noticed great improvements in our son's behavior, vocabulary, manners, and coping skills, just to name a few. Jennifer and her staff are excellent guides providing a very positive learning environment for our child. We feel blessed to be a part of Ardor and the life and learning preparation they provide so well. This is definitely a school I would recommend over and over again. We can't wait for our other son to begin next year so we can wittiness another beautiful transformation.
Submitted by a parent · November 2013