Welcome to Little Thinkers Montessori!


Our Mission

“Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.”

– Dr. Maria Montessori.

The Little Thinkers child learns through the academic and experiential process, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, and influenced by the culturally diverse atmosphere of Brooklyn, students learn to care for and respect themselves, others and the earth. 

Students in the early childhood program acquire tools for individual fulfillment, academic excellence, physical, social, and moral development, as well as confidence and independence for lifelong learning. The curriculum is focused on promoting world peace through diversity and also has a huge emphasis on healthy lifestyles and green living.

About Our School

The first Montessori school—the Casa dei Bambini, or Children’s House—was opened by Dr. Maria Montessori in Rome on January 6, 1907. There are now more than 22,000 Montessori schools in at least 110 countries worldwide. Little Thinkers Montessori was founded over a hundred years after Dr. Montessori’s first school in 2012. We are currently the only Montessori school in the Fort Greene/Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Serah Kaiel, the Directress, was educated in Montessori schools and raised by a mother who was a Montessori teacher. For her, Montessori has always felt like home. Creating an Montessori environment in Brooklyn where children can not only learn and grow, but thrive has been a priority from the beginning. Working in partnership with families and creating community around raising children to be active participants in creating a healthier, kinder world mirrors Dr. Montessori’s goals and views towards world peace.

“The Aborbent Mind” is one of the most famous books Dr. Montessori wrote and goes into great detail about how children absorb information from the world around them and essentially teach themselves. Little Thinkers is proud to be a part of the Montessori community both locally and worldwide. Our Staff and students come from one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Brooklyn and are actively working towards building a brighter future one child at a time.
Our teachers are both AMS and AMI certified.

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Karen Banks

Teacher – Educator

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Helen Bishop

Teacher – Educator

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Denise Hunt

Teacher – Educator


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Amber Tran

Administrator –

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Amy Guzman

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Pamela Sanchez

Administrator –

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