Montessori at Tulsa Public Schools

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Montessori is coming to Tulsa Public Schools

In August 2018, Emerson Elementary School will become the first public Montessori school in Oklahoma!

Emerson will serve students in pre-kindergarten through lower elementary in a Montessori environment and will expand each year through sixth grade. You may enroll your child or request a transfer beginning February 2018.



Montessori teachers serve as facilitators and guides who are responsible for ensuring that students work at their own level so they make the most efficient and effective progress. Teachers create classrooms that feel like a "second family" and are positive and productive learning communities. We are educating innovators, entrepreneurs, artists, scientist, engineers, teachers, and humanitarians.


Image one of Montessori classroom



Montessori classes are learning laboratories in which children are allowed to explore, discover, and select their own work. This model recognizes the importance of student choice in creating engaging learning experiences and building independent learners. Students learn and understand the values of compassion, empathy, service, integrity, self-reliance and tolerance. They develop confidence in their ability to ask questions, puzzle out the answer and learn at their own pace. The Montessori program at Emerson Elementary is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion across all lines of differences – a safe and caring place for all.


Image two of Montessori classroom



  • Multiage groupings that foster peer learning;
  • Uninterrupted blocks of work time;
  • Freedom within limits;
  • Guided choice of work activity;
  • Specially designed Montessori learning materials;
  • An aesthetically pleasing classroom environment; and
  • An emphasis on cultivating leaders of the future who live with integrity and show gratitude, demonstrate persistence, excel, and respect and help others and the environment.



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Images of Montessori classroom


References from The National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector

National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector

Videos about Montessori


Other public schools with Montessori

Holliday Montessori (Kansas City, MO)

Montessori For All (Austin, TX)

Montessori School of Englewood (Chicago, IL)

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