Our founding Director, Debra Repoza-Hogan, opened Southern New Hampshire Montessori Academy (and later the NH School of Applied Learning and Southern NH Education Center) with the vision of creating a school that provided a rich learning environment, where children could work at their own pace, using hands-on and experiential methods that foster a love of learning and nurture the whole child: meeting their social, emotional, and physical needs alongside intellectual development.
Inspired by the setting at her own son’s early childhood Montessori school, Debra created Southern New Hampshire Montessori Academy to extend this experience into elementary and middle school, in a convenient location just off Route 93 in Londonderry. The school’s facility is modern, bright and spacious, with state of the art technology – (The NH School of Applied Learning Middle School features the area’s first in-house MakerSpace)! It is also quiet and peaceful, surrounded by beautiful conservation land and apple orchards.
Imagine the possibilities, where children:
♦ Have the freedom to choose their own work, teaching them autonomy, responsibility, time management, and prioritization
♦ Work independently and at their own pace, without limitations
♦ Practice concepts until they have mastered them – not because they have to, but because they want to – motivated by their natural internal drive to learn and discover
♦ Learn practical life skills from the youngest of ages, developing independence and confidence
♦ Benefit from a 12:1 student teacher ratio
♦ Enjoy enrichment curriculum that includes daily Physical Education, Elementary Latin, Technology, Creative Arts (visual and performing), Spanish, and more…
All of this compliments a strong core curriculum that includes Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Grammar), Math (Arithmetic and Geometry), Sciences (Physical, Biology), Cultural Studies (Geography and History), as well as the Montessori phenomenon of Practical Life.
At Southern NH Education Center, our tremendously talented and dedicated Montessori certified teaching team are the heart of our school — our teachers love what they do, and they average over 20 years of educational experience. We encourage you to come and see truly inspired learning firsthand – Since opening we have expanded to include Toddler and Early Childhood programming, and our graduates continue on to high school and beyond equipped with the real-world skills to thrive and find fulfillment on whatever path they choose.
We can’t wait to share the magic with you – including our plans for growth with the launch of an infant program! Call us at 603-818-8613 to schedule your personal tour today!
Learn more about Debra A. Repoza-Hogan; Founder and Head of School through her Blog From Debra’s Desk.
PS – Enjoy this short piece from Parenting NH Magazine called Do Your Homework! – it’s a great place to begin the search for the right school for your family.
Whoever touches the life of the child, touches the most sensitive point of a whole which has roots in the most distant past and climbs towards the infinite future. – Dr. Maria Montessori
A Personal Message from Head of School: