The Willow Montessori Mission

About Us

In the summer of 2014, Willow Montessori (formerly Plaza Montessori) was established in Kansas City, MO. Our goal is to provide a prepared environment to help children develop an exceptional foundation for creative learning. Music, Art, Dance, Story-Telling, Nature and Languages enhance daily classroom activities.

The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations. Dr. Montessori’s Method has been time tested, with over 100 years of success in diverse cultures throughout the world.

It is a view of the child as one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment. It is an approach that values the human spirit and the development of the whole child—physical, social, emotional, cognitive.

Willow Montessori supports the education of any child regardless of religion, race, color, heritage, national or regional origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or disability.  Willow Montessori Family Group invites the participation and support of any individual regardless of the qualities listed above, and regardless of age or veteran status.

International Montessori Council

We are proud to be members of  The International Montessori Council. Please Click Here Willow

Our Staff

Marty Dennington

Head of School


Alyssa Wise



Erica Dennington

Program Director

Pre-Primary and Primary

Adrienne Magee



Carmen Cook

Primary, PrePrimary, Spanish


Mary (Eve) Evelyn

Teacher Assistant

Stephanie Nunez

Montessori Teaching Assistant, Spanish


Makayla Donica

Teacher Assistant