Welcome to Learning Tree Montessori School

Why Montessori

Why would you opt for a Montessori school for your little one, when there are so many schools around you to choose from?

Read More....

Montessori Education

It is commonly misunderstood that ‘Montessori’ is just another name for nursery or kindergarten. In reality, the Montessori system

 Read More...

Events

The school offices are closed due to the Coronavirus problem, but key personnel are available on the phone and classes are continuing online. Please click the Contact Us link for details on how to get in touch with us. For Admissions and Job Opportunities please refer to the links on this page.

About Us

Learning Tree Montessori School, founded in 2002, is located in  Adyar, Chennai with a branch in Neelankarai, Chennai. Over the years Learning Tree has established itself as one of the premier Montessori schools in the city for pre-primary education (kindergarten), and an exclusive school for primary education (Class 1 and above). It is classified under the category of K-12 schools.

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 bring about a holistic development of the child's personality at an early age that is an invaluable investment for his/her future. The 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 swings, slides, see-saw, jungle gym, sand pit, etc under lush trees  are a constant delight to the children and present a picture of complete harmony with Nature. The sports ground in Neelankarai allows children to experience outdoor sports during school hours.

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 Montessori Section is located in the main Adyar Branch and admits children of ages 2 to 5 (equivalent of pre-kg to UKG).

The Senior Section (Classes 1 to 5), which follows the CBSE and ICSE syllabus for Primary Schools, is located in Neelankarai.

Learning Tree is the preferred school for children living in localities in South Chennai, catering to the areas of Adyar, Shastri Nagar, Indira Nagar, Besant Nagar, Gandhinagar, Kasturba Nagar, RA Puram and Kotturpuram, and ECR/OMR localities of Tiruvanmiyur, Kottivakkam, Palavakkam, Neelankarai, Injambakkam and Perungudi. Van services are available to these areas. Children in these localities have a genuine Montessori alternative to conventional nursery schools, kindergarten schools and play schools. They also have the opportunity of an exclusive primary education in a compassionate and friendly setting with medium sized class strengths, influenced by Montessori inspired teaching styles.

Over the years Learning Tree has been consistently ranked as among the top pre-schools in Chennai. In the school rankings released by Education World in December 2019, Learning Tree has maintained its ranking as Chennai's 4th best preschool for the third time in a row.

Adyar Branch and Main Office
Google Maps
Neelankarai Branch
Google Maps

Parent Login

Admissions

Limited admissions are open for children of ages 2 to 11 (Class 5). Click Here to submit an Online Application Form. You may also be required to participate in an online interview.

Job Opportunities

Click Here to submit an Online Job Application Form. If shortlisted, you may also be required to participate in an online interview.

Pre-School Rankings

Learning Tree has been ranked 4th in Chennai for the 3rd year in succession in the preschool rankings for 2019 released by Education World in December 2019. The Times of India in a separate survey published in Jan 2019 has ranked Learning Tree 2nd among preschools in South Chennai.

 

Latest Events

Annual Concert Mar 2020

The Annual Concert was held at Vivekananda Auditorium in March 2020. The children regaled the 1000 strong audience for 3 hours with songs, plays and dances.

Olympiads and Competions Jan 2020

The Olympiad results for this academic year were outstanding this year too. The school had 6 international top 30 rankers in the Math Olympiad, 3 in the English Olympiad and 1 in the Science Olympiad. Medals, prizes and certificates were awarded to these and other high-performing students.

Overnight Camp Jan 2020

The Overnight Camp was held on 31st January 2020 in the Neelankarai campus. It began after school hours with a visit to the entertainment park VGP Universal Kingdom. The exciting rides there thrilled the children. This was followed by games in school, music, dance, dinner and finally a lot of chatting till bedtime. It was a tiring but memorable day for the children.

The younger children had an outing to Guindy Park.

Golu-Diwali-Christmas Oct to Dec 2019

Golu was celebrated in October 2019 with setting up of the Golu stand on which the children displayed their favourite toys from home. Visiting parents were greeted by children in their ethnic clothes.

Diwali was celebrated with the setting up of colourful rangolis and lighting diyas in school.

Christmas was celebrated with a Christmas Party in school complete with a visit from Santa Claus who distributed gifts for the children. This was also a day of giving, when children gifted toys, clothes, books, food, etc. for an orphan home in Chennai.

Talent Day Nov 2019

Talent Day was held on Children's Day, 14th November 2019. Each child displayed his or her special talent in a chosen area of music, dance, skating, martial arts, yoga, story-telling, drawing, etc. It was a fascinating day for all, and an inspiring day for the children.

2nd term outings Nov-Dec 2019

The older children visited the Lotte India factory near Chennai on 7 Nov 2019 for their second term outing. They were given an overview of chocolate making and then taken round the factory to see how the famous Choco Pie was made. The younger children spend a morning in the Guindy Park and the Gundy Snake Park on 11th December for their outing

Project Day 4 Sep 2019

Project Day was held on 4th September 2019 on the topic "Zero Waste", when the children displayed their project work of the last six weeks on the 5 Rs - Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Replace. Each topic was studied in great detail, and activities on Reusing, Reclycling and Replacing were displayed in charts, models and craft work. There was even a book exchange counter where the children were allowed to bring books from home and exchange them with books brought in by other children - an example of Replacing. And there was also a period of 6 weeks where the children made it a point not to waste any lunch or snack in school.

First Term Outings Aug/Sep 2019

The older children visited The Organic Farm, Nerkunampatti, about 80km from Chennai on 2nd August 2019. This was a part of their project on Zero Waste. They observed how the farm naturally recycles animal and plant waste, and also the zero waste activities practiced at the farm. They were also introduced to phyto-remediation techniques to recycle waste water. The younger children visited the Infinity Park in Santhome and the Traffic Island on Marina Beach on 22 August 2019.

Grandparents Day Jul 2019

Grandparents Day was was held on 26th July 2019. Over 200 grandparents attended an event filled with fun, games and performances by children and grandparents.