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About Us

Morning Star Montessori School is located on the first floor of a newly renovated town house in the historic Sage district of downtown Troy. We are dedicated to providing an authentic Montessori education for Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten age students. Our goal is to empower children to realize their fullest potential. Our low student-teacher ratio and beautiful, stimulating learning environment allows each child to feel secure, respected and challenged. We are proud to offer weekly "Music With Jodi" Sessions, Writer's Workshop, Mindfulness Practice, and Classical Fine Arts instruction.  At Morning Star Montessori School, parents and teachers are partners in their commitment to raising intelligent, compassionate world citizens.  

Our Teachers

Our formally trained teachers bring passion, experience, and dedication. Click below to learn more about them.

Our Board

Morning Star's Board of Directors brings dedication to running the school. Click below to learn more.

Our Governance

Learn more about Morning Star's Non-profit status
and governance. Click
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Our Teachers & Staff

With decades of experience in the Montessori method, our teachers bring passion and thoughtfulness to the way they educate. They also bring unique skillsets that provide a diverse range of experiences for the students including art, music, and creative writing. 


Mary Ann Montgomery


Founder of Morning Star and passionate Montessori educator for over 30 years!  Morning Star remains committed to Mary Ann's vision of providing authentic Montessori education to children in Troy & beyond.  



Head Teacher

Montessori Teacher for 20 years - Jodi finds joy in watching Morning Star children learn and grow.  Jodi is a mother, grandmother, and enjoys singing in her free time.  


Sarah Bonesteel

Director of Admissions & Communication

With a background in school counseling & social work, Sarah enjoys welcoming new families to our school.  Sarah is a mom of two - both of which are Morning Star children.



Tracy Snow

Assistant Teacher

With almost a decade of teaching experience, Tracy loves guiding the children through their school day.  Tracy is a mom to two children and enjoys gardening & bird watching.  

Our Board

Our board is made up of dedicated parents and community members who believe in the education and environment that Morning Star Montessori School provides for the children.

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Morning Star is completing its 501(c)(3) status. More coming soon.

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