Learning Tree Montessori School, founded in 2002, is located in Adyar, Chennai with Branches in Kottivakkam and Neelankarai, Chennai. Over the years, Learning Tree has established itself as one of the premier Montessori schools in the city for pre-primary education.
Learning Tree uses the Montessori method to help each child spontaneously reach his or her full potential - intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Teaching values at Learning Tree are aimed towards imparting qualities of self-confidence, poise, a spirit of sharing, and exemplary social behavior. The curriculum supports meaningful, exponential development of reading and writing skills, math, and a keen, scientific awareness of the world around us. Such cognitive and affective inputs from the school brings about a holistic development of the child's personality at an early age that is an invaluable investment for their future. Their exposure to the Montessori system of education gives the children many advantages over traditional nursery, kindergarten, play school, and preschool teaching methods.
Spacious classrooms, clean surroundings, and an outdoor play area combine to give the children a rich working environment. The slide, see-saw, jungle gym, sand pit, and trees are a constant delight to the children and present a picture of complete harmony with Nature.
Learning Tree is an inclusive school and welcomes challenged children. These children blossom and progress in the nurturing environment of the school and form an integral part of the Learning Tree community. Some of them have gained enough confidence to join mainstream schools.
The Senior Section (Classes 1 to 5), which follows the CBSE and ICSE syllabus for Primary Schools, is located in Neelankarai. Spacious classrooms, activity rooms and a sports ground all contribute to a healthy all-round education for the children.
Learning Tree is the preferred school for children living in localities in South Chennai. The Adyar branch caters to the areas of Adyar, Shastri Nagar, Indira Nagar, Besant Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Kasturba Nagar, RA Puram and Kotturpuram, while the Kottivakkam branch caters to the ECR/OMR localities of Tiruvanmiyur, Kottivakkam, Palavakkam, Neelankarai, Perungudi, Sholinganallur, etc. Children in these localities have a Montessori alternative to nursery schools, kindergarten schools and play schools. The primary section in Neelankarai caters to all the localities of South Chennai. Van services are available to these areas.
In the school rankings released by Education World in December 2015, Learning Tree has been ranked as Chennai's 7th best pre-school.